Study Strategies teacher Dayna Gash joined a panel of experts on April 19th, who spoke at a screening of the documentary Angst at the Princeton Garden Theater, a movie exploring anxiety in children. The film features students who share their experience and symptoms, ranging from stomach aches to panic attacks, as well as clinicians who explore the difference between normal worry and a more significant anxiety disorder.
Ms. Gash is an Academic Learning Skills teacher in Hun's Middle School, has a master's in special education, and has previously worked at a school for children on the autism spectrum. On the panel, she said one of the ways parents can help keep anxiety in check is to connect schoolwork with the process of learning more than the end result of grades. For more information about the film, go to Angstmovie.com, where you can take a childhood anxiety quiz, watch clips, and find resources.
Angst was sponsored by The Hun School, fellow Princeton-area schools, and the Princeton Public Library.
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