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How Gratitude Can Help With Students’ Anxiety (Greater Good Science Center)

Posted by Laurie J Cameron

For working parents, it can be challenging to know how to help provide peace of mind for your kids these days. Virtual learning, social isolation, social justice, the escalating pandemic crisis and the climate crisis - our kids get constant updates straight to their devices which fuels anxiety. There is something you can do. Research has found that high schoolers who are taught about gratitude and provided with opportunities to practice it show improved mental health and wellbeing. My 16-year-old daughter and I practice sharing three good things we're grateful for to orient our minds towards the positive and cultivate warm feelings of gratitude. Try it with your child, and add it to your Thanksgiving ritual.

Students and educators have started a new school year in the midst of a pandemic, an economic crisis, a reckoning with racial injustice, and a divisive political climate. Everyone’s mental health is at risk, and schools are searching for ways to support young people’s well-being in addition to their academic learning...Continue reading the full article from Greater Good Science Center posted Oct. 13, 2020 by Emily Campbell.

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