A new book by author and popular blogger, Jeannie Cunnion, takes a no-nonsense look at America’s anxiety epidemic and what parents can do to make the world a less stressful place for themselves and their children.
Writing for Fox News, Cunnion, the author of Mom Set Free: Find Relief fom the Pressure to Get It All Right, cites the alarming statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health which found that the most common mental-health disorder in the U.S. today is anxiety. At the current time, it is affecting nearly one-third of both adolescents and adults.
She goes on to quote from a recent article on the subject, “Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering from Severe Anxiety,” and shares two points:
- Privileged youths are among the most emotionally distressed young people in America. These kids are incredibly anxious and perfectionistic.
- For many of these young people, the…