Avoiding Scary Situations May Increase Children’s Anxiety

avoiding scary situations can increase kids' anxiety levels

Do you try to avoid scary situations or are you the kind of person who thinks we need to confront our fears to get over them. If you’re a confronter, a new study from the mayo Clinic is backing you up. Turns out that kids who avoid scary situations are more likely to suffer from anxiety a year later than kids who are slowly exposed to whatever it is that they’re afraid of.

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