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5 things to say to students suffering from anxiety


If we really want to support our students’ social and emotional health, we must learn about their fears, struggles, and idiosyncrasies

[Editor’s note: Don’t miss our companion piece, “5 things to avoid saying to students suffering from anxiety.”]

Understanding anxiety is something that educators, parents, doctors, therapists, students, sufferers, and non-sufferers are still working on. Just like anything else we attempt to understand, we will never get there if we don’t, first, ask questions.

Yesterday, I explored five things I’ve heard and/or experienced being said
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