Anxiety is challenging to endure no matter where your child is. At school, however, it can quickly become intolerable. Many otherwise bright, ambitious children fail to achieve their full academic potential because the education system is not set up to meet their needs. If you have an introverted and worry-prone child, you therefore need to be proactive in preparing him (or her) to deal with the school environment.Understanding the Needs of the Anxious Child Before you can help your child, you’ll need to have a solid understanding of what he (or she) is going through. It’s not uncommon for well-meaning parents go awry when trying to help their children simply because they lack sufficient insight into the anxious brain. Think, for example, of those parents who tell their children that their fears are “Nothing to worry about.” While this is intended to be reassuring, it comes across as dismissive—and causes the anxious child to become critical about…
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