The number of students suffering from anxiety in our society is reaching unprecedented levels. This article from NPR makes some suggestions about how this problem can be addressed. Areas that contribute to the problem include lack of free playtime, increased focus on schoolwork and on grades, and parental control which diminishes children's self-control.Source:
Cory Turner, nprEd, July 18, 2018Description:
"Rates of anxiety and depression among teens in the U.S. have been rising for years. According to one study, nearly one in three adolescents (ages 13-18) now meets the criteria for an anxiety disorder, and in the latest results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 32 percent of teens reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness."Read the full article here!