“Avoidance” Behaviors In Kids May Predict Later Anxiety.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune (4/8, Olson) reports that “new Mayo Clinic research this month has yielded important insights on ‘avoidance’ behaviors, showing they predict which children are more likely to suffer severe anxiety later on.” For the study, “Mayo researchers asked parents how their children responded to challenges.” One “year later, they found higher anxiety in kids whose parents said they tended to avoid things that scared them.”

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— “Mayo Clinic: For kids, avoiding risks can be risky, “Jeremy Olson, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 8, 2013.

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