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Resiliency Rocks! A toolkit aimed at students in grades 1 – 3 which covers topics such as empathy, perseverance, working together, and self-esteem.
Anxiety can be hard to recognize. Children with anxiety often exhibit decreased concentration or behavioral problems in the classroom, which prevents them from engaging in class activities. Children may also be disruptive in class, or report feeling sick (upset stomachs).
According to the Canadian Community Health Survey, approximately 4% of Canadian youth between the ages of 12 to 19 reported having an anxiety disorder (2012).
There are a number of different types of anxiety.
It’s very normal to experience some anxiety from time to time, it is not always a negative thing. Events and activities like exams, presentations, and even important sports games can make children nervous and anxious. These are common life events which cannot be avoided.
Anxiety is an extreme response to a situation that is not dangerous, or not as dangerous as the individual perceives it to be. The response is typically fear, worry, nervousness, or feelings of unease.