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Social anxiety is growing in teens. Here are 5 ways you can help them work through it

 If your teen is in tears over going to school, they may have some social anxiety.

As if homework and tests and grades weren’t enough, more and more teens are struggling with anxiety nowadays. If your child is having some severe reactions just about going to school, there are some things you can do to help them.

Studio 5 Parenting Contributor Heather Johnson shares what social anxiety in teens is. If your teen experiences social stress over a prolonged period of time, they might need help getting through it. You might think that keeping kids from what makes them anxious will help, but it’s important not to shelter them.

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