by Sharon Hudson
With the pressures of state testing, bullying, social media and changes going on in the home, many children are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. Anxiety disorders affect one of every eight children per the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The Child Mind Institute says that early anxiety leads to psychiatric disorders later in life such as panic attacks, depression, social phobias and suicidality. To prevent your child from developing an anxiety disorder, take the time to teach her tools that she can use every day to help her deal with those moments she is feeling anxious or worried about a future event.