Sissy Goff, a counselor and author of Raising Worry-Free Girls, says anxiety always involves an overestimation of the problem, and an underestimation of self. On today’s edition of Family Talk, she warns parents not to rescue their daughter, which only serves to validate her anxiety. In essence, a parent might say, You’re right, sweetheart, your concern is too big and you’re too small. You can't do it. Instead, it’s critical to tell her, You are capable. And I believe in you! That will build her confidence, empowering her to become more resilient and independent.