Does your child stress before a big test or game? These calming strategies can help put things into perspective.

Talk about it. Children are less likely to be anxious if they have the chance to discuss their fears with you. You might record your chat, play it back and then talk about it some more. Hearing their fears out loud can make them seem less scary.

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Stressing over a test

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