Ways to handle performance anxiety in children

Ways to handle performance anxiety in children

Many refer to performance anxiety as “stage fright,” which are also quite often used interchangeably. However, it does not necessarily have to involve a stage. In fact, a range of fears and apprehensions can trigger performance anxiety. It could arise due to the fear of taking exams and tests, giving presentations and speeches, playing sports matches, performing theatrical or musical recitals, etc. As children tend to underperform at school during important events because of performance anxiety, this can be extremely frustrating for them. This can also affect their confidence level and self-esteem, which eventually mar their personality. Read more

Students battling anxiety face greater challenges when they move to college

Students battling anxiety face greater challenges when they move to college

Moving to college for the first time can be a difficulttime for many teenagers and young adults, especially those who have never lived away from their families or have been overly protected. The start of college life means many changes in a student’s life – meeting new people and forging new friendships, living in rented accommodation or dormitories, and not living under their parents’ shadow. For children with anxiety disorders, this poses even a greater challenge. Read more