Today the world has grown into a competitive arena. Even children are not left out of it. It is hard to believe but researches show that even small children are going through the worsening effects of anxiety. The causes of anxiety in children are so many like a split in parents, study pressure, fear of school/ teacher, bullying friends, etc.
So, how to detect that the child is suffering from anxiety?
Here are certain points which may help you with this problem:
1. Lack of concentration
Concentration is a difficult thing in children as they are agile, fickle and playful. But if the child totally fails to concentrate in the study, keeps on thinking some other things, staring at space, drawing useless pictures on the pages; it means there is something which is disturbing in the child’s mind.
2. Lack of sleep or waking with a start
Children are never devoid of sleep. After spending a busy day they have a peaceful sleep. But if a child keeps awake late at night or during sleep he wakes up with a startling response, it is a sign that he might be suffering from anxiety.
3. Not eating properly
As an adult does not like to eat in stress similarly children also lose taste in food during periods of anxiety. Sometimes it is seen that fits of anxiety make them vomit too.
4. Gets angry, out of control
A sudden outburst is also a sign that the child may have anxiety. If he gets angry very soon throw tantrums, shouts throw things and get out of control very easily, it means he is stressed or something is troubling his mind.
5. Fidgets, Fumbles
If the child is fidgeting the hands or feet, he fumbles while speaking, he speaks lisping too much, it is the clear indication that he is suffering from anxiety. One more obvious sign of anxiety is that the child goes for frequent urination.
6. Crying and Clinging
If the child is small and he is always crying, complaining and desires to cling it means he has some stress he needs security in the closeness of his parents. A normal child comes to the parents when he needs something, otherwise, children prefer to play away from the eye of parents.
7. Pretends to have stomach aches or being unwell
Stomach aches, headache these are some false pretext that has been made by the children to avoid school. They pretend to be unwell, complain about suffering from fever etc. If they make false pretexts like this, then it means they have some other disturbing problem they are going through and might be avoiding or escaping from that issue.