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Your parenting style may be causing your child's anxiety

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Does the way you parent affect your child's anxiety level?

According to researchers in Norway, the answer is yes.

The website Mom.Me reports a new study in evolutionary psychology took a closer look at risky play, and surprisingly, they say activities where your child could get hurt are a good thing - not a bad thing.

They argue a parent’s overprotective mindset could give kids anxiety, but when those kids face danger and experience fear they learn to stay alert, be more cautious and increase confidence - helping lower anxiety levels.

How do you help your child deal with anxiety?

Share your thoughts on our Facebook page using the hashtag #WhereMomsMeet.

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