The best advice I ever received about worry, wasn’t from a psychotherapist, it wasn’t even during my study of psychology or working in my private practice. It was the moment my daughter was born. My doctor placed her on my chest, looked me and my partner right in the eyes and said, “Mom, it’s your job to worry. Dad, it’s your job to deal with it.” Big moment all around and I’m surprised alongside the drama of childbirth I remember that advice so clearly. Perhaps it’s because I grew up being consumed by worry, mostly because no one had ever given me permission to have it. Worry, especially for kids is often met with, “don’t worry, everything will be okay.”...

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