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Parents’ Anxiety Can Impact Your Children: What You Need to Know

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New research found that parents who worry a lot may pass on habits like extra cautiousness to their kids. On “Psychology Behind the Headlines,” hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest therapist Yolanda Cortez discuss on how parents’ anxiety can influence their children’s behavior.

Parents’ Anxiety Can Be Contagious 

Children may pick up on their parents’ anxious habits and adopt similar behaviors.

It’s Okay to Not Be Perfect

Parents should recognize they aren’t perfect and can sometimes react out of their own worries.

Open Communication is Key

Talking to kids honestly about emotions helps them understand and manage their own anxieties.

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