16 minutes | Nov 3rd 2020

Anxiety Is a Roller Coaster in Your Mind

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Dr. Shefali Tsabary, clinical psychologist, author, and world-renowned parenting expert outlines the many ways anxiety manifests itself in our lives – from perfectionism to overeating and even watching too many shows on Netflix. With one in five children being diagnosed with anxiety even before the pandemic, Dr. Shefali says it’s about time we revolutionize the way anxiety is viewed: as a superpower rather than a setback. That’s why she wrote her new book Superpowered: Transform Anxiety Into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience. Plus, Dr. Shefali’s top tips for managing your children’s anxiety – and your own – during the pandemic: “Stop having high expectations of your kids. You're not going to do it perfectly. You're going to put on weight. You're going to eat terribly. You're going to forget to exercise. This is normal. And this is not the time to put extra pressure on yourself.”   You can follow Dr. Shefali on Instagram @doctorshefali, on Twitter @DrShefali, or on Facebook at @DrShefaliTsabary.     Interested in learning more about Dr. Shefali? Check out the links below:  Check out Dr. Shefali’s website, https://drshefali.com/.  Order SUPERPOWERED: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience, Dr. Shefali’s book with co-author Renee Jain: https://getsuperpowered.com/.  Watch Dr. Shefali on Red Table Talk, speaking about how parents can help their children manage anxiety: https://www.instagram.com/p/CF-mxk1HQfh/?igshid=urb31syawdyd&fbclid=IwAR2LjbyE7X_r7oxLPxMJwr2AbsonEA1ipOps57SfF5VOVEbLnS6q9QY_Pfs.    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com.   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at goodkids@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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