Childhood Anxiety

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As schools are re-opening, students are facing many challenges as they return amid COVID-19. The uncertainty is causing stress and anxiety not only for the teachers and parents, but also for the students. Anxiety can show up in different ways: upset stomach, sleeplessness, or trouble concentrating, and it will influence their classroom performance. Children who are worried and anxious arenโ€™t doing it on purpose. The nervous system acts automatically, which often stems from fight or flight reflexes. As parents, we must have open and honest conversations with our children about what they are feeling, and healthy ways to work through them.