Does your little girl or guy worry about everything? Here’s how to help.

By Beata Santora
January 23, 2018

My son is a worrier. What if the restaurant doesn’t have his favorite dish? What if Octonauts stop playing on TV? What if the tower he spent an hour crafting falls? What if the egg breaks? What if, what if, what if…?

Contrary to popular belief, worry is not all bad. In fact, evolutionary psychologists suggest that worry is a necessary adaptation to ensure our survival. Makes sense—if a lion is sniffing around the cave, it’s a good idea to worry about what it might do and get out of Dodge before becoming dinner.

But if worry is keeping your child from enjoying life and tackling new experiences, here are ways you can help.

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