So here's the deal.  School aged kids are in school 9 months a year for 13 years.  That's a total of 117 of 156 months from kindergarten through 12th grade.  I guess you can say going to school is pretty big deal!!!!  It's one of the main ways kids gain the academic, social, and emotional skills needed for adult life.  The trouble.....anticipating a new grade, a new classroom, a new teacher, making friends, facing bullies, feeling “uncool” or coping with academic pressures can fuel anxiety, even dread. This anxiety may be experienced through symptoms such as headaches, stomachaches, sleep difficulties, and even school refusal.  With an estimated 28% of American kids demonstrating some sort of school refusal behaviors, we took action and created The School Refusal Program ;)  Take a look.

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The AskMidwestAnxiety Show ("The Show") gives you a behind the scenes look at what its like to be a community based therapist.  As you ride along, we give you Cognitive Behavioral nuggets (not chicken nuggets ;) to help you win those social and emotional struggles, inspire you to get the most out of your day, and have fun while talking about mental health.  Along the way, we jump on InstagramFacebookTwitter LIVE to answer you questions about parenting, obsessions, compulsions, fears, phobias, depression, anxiety, and so many more things on how to handle the everyday struggles of life.  So sit back, put on your seatbelt, and enjoy the ride ;)