We often think of childhood as the one time in our lives where we don’t remember being stressed. It was just a period of bliss – adulthood is the where the hard stuff comes in, right? Unfortunately, in my line of work as a practitioner for emotional health, I’m seeing more and more cases of anxiety in children, from panic attacks to anxious reactions to school and beyond.
Children aren’t supposed to have anything to worry about, but the numbers don’t lie. Anxiety disorders effect one in every eight children in the U.S., according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Of course, the thought of putting our children on medication to help this condition at such a young age can be hard for most parents, which leaves many of them seeking alternative remedies to help their kids cope with anxiety.
Do you notice in your child
Constant worry about things that are not important or worry about everything
Fears- small to large
Does not like crowds
Does not want to go on school trips
Does not want to go to school
These are a few of the symptoms that may tell you your child is struggling with anxiety. If, as a parent, you do not struggle with anxiety, it would be hard to notice the signs. If you are sure you child is struggling, or not sure if it is anxiety – feel free to call and lets see if we can figure out what is going on.