Symptoms of Anxiety In Children
All children experience some type of anxiety, whether it's separation anxiety, going to a new school, taking a test, monsters or spiders. As children grow, so do their concerns, and they may experience anxiety over their fears of real world issues. Anxiety becomes a problem not based on what your child is anxious about, but on how they are handling the stress.
Your child may need some assistance in dealing with their anxiety when it seems like they are worrying too much, they feel constantly tense, and/or their stress is preventing them from enjoying normal activities. Some common symptoms of too much stress are headaches, stomachaches, problems sleeping, perfectionism, feeling overly responsible, unnecessary apologizing, being self-critical, being inconsolable, experiencing a disruption in normal life activities or feeling different from normal kids.
When treating anxiety in children naturally, it is important to be able recognize that in some situations the time may come to seek professional help, and it is important to do immediately.