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4 Signs Your Child is Dealing with Anxiety Issues & How to Best Handle It

Children can have a hard time expressing their thoughts and feelings as they aren’t fully mature from an emotional standpoint. They may be too scared to tell a parent how they feel or don’t feel comfortable talking about a problem that they may be having. However, there are signs of anxiety that a parent or family member can look for if it seems like a child isn’t acting like him or herself.

Anxious Children May Have Trouble Sleeping

As you may know from experience, it can be difficult to sleep when you have issues on your mind. The same is generally true of children who are being bullied at school, are having trouble in class or generally don’t feel comfortable in their environment. Conversely, children suffering from anxiety may sleep too much or generally look sluggish while awake.

Slipping Grades May Indicate Anxiety

If a child who typically does well in school is suffering from bad grades, it may be a sign that something is wrong. It can be harder to concentrate when worried about a bully or worried about the consequences of not getting a good grade. Poor grades could also be a result of not getting enough sleep or not getting enough to eat, which may provide more evidence for parents who think that their child may suffer from anxiety.

Strategies to Keep a Child Calm

There are a variety of ways in which you can keep your child calm when anxiety symptoms creep up. The use of essential oils, like those from Davina Wellness, soft music or spending some time in a warm bath are all ways to reduce stress. Learning karate or other self-defense techniques may help a child to improve his or her sense of worth.

Look Out for Increased Aggression

A child who is angry or aggressive for no reason may be suffering from anxiety. One way to deal with anger is to have your son or daughter talk to a therapist. Other options include allowing your child to take walks or engage in breathing exercises to help calm him or her down.

If you think that your son or daughter suffers from anxiety, it is important to get him or her help as soon as possible. Whether you enroll the child in self-defense classes, in therapy sessions or other behavior modification classes, the goal is to intervene as soon as possible. This is because unresolved issues from childhood can play a role in a person’s life well into adulthood.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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