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Challenge Success to host Lynn Lyons

The Dover Sherborn Challenge Success Parent Education Series will welcome Lynn Lyons, LICSW, to speak to the community on Wednesday, February 7, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., in the Mudge Auditorium, Dover-Sherborn Lindquist Commons. This event is designed for parents and guardians in the K-12 community. Children ages 13 years and older are welcome to attend, as well.

Everyone worries and feels anxious at times. It's a normal part of growing, changing and learning. While some anxiety is appropriate and typical, too much can feel unmanageable and overwhelming. These feelings can compromise a child's ability to learn and to function optimally. Left unaddressed, this anxiety often leads to depression in young adulthood. Anxiety is now the most common mental health challenge that young people face, and it's the top reason that students seek mental health services at college today.

Research shows that modifying certain patterns makes a big difference in whether or not children go on to become anxious or depressed adults. This workshop teaches the seven concrete strategies that normalize worry and help families to respond and react to stress and anxiety in a more productive way. Lynn will talk with parents about the positive role they can play in problem solving, embracing discomfort and fostering emotional management as they seek to raise resilient children.

Lynn Lyons, LICSW is a psychotherapist based in Concord, NH who specializes in the treatment of anxious children and their families. She is the co-author of "Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children." A charismatic and practical presenter, Lynn Lyons is regularly featured in the media. Recently Lynn has been tapped as a national expert on student anxiety in Time Magazine, Psychology Today, The New York Times Magazine, and OnPoint with Tom Ashbrook (NPR). More information can be found at www.lynnlyonsnh.com.

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