Children’s Health

How to help your child cope with stress and anxiety

Like many adults, children are also subject to experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety, especially during the school year. How can you help? We talk to Jennifer Evans, mental health clinician with Anne Arundel Medical Center’s (AAMC) Psychiatric Day Hospital, on the signs to look out for and how can you help your child create his or her own “toolbox” to develop the skills necessary to cope with stress and anxiety.

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Put down the tech: How to help your child be present in a world of constant stimulation

Our phones are a big part of our lives. Sometimes, it even feels like they’re an extension of our hand — placing us at the mercy of whomever calls, texts or tags us next. Those posts and messages, despite our best attempts, alter our mood and decisions. What’s more concerning is the fact that kids are just as digitally connected, and are displaying a similar, sometimes more extreme, shift in behavior as a result.

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