Anxiety is the master of disguise. Everyone experiences anxiety, for some people it is a major concern while others manage to get rid of it. For children, anxiety problems are exacerbated to the point of getting in the way of daily activities.
Sometimes this anxiety disguises some basic habits and we parents fail to notice that our children are fighting a daily battle. Anxiety and fear are okay in children because they come and go at every stage of their lives, but it should not overwhelm your child to the point of a panic attack.
Not only is it stressful for a child to go through situations of anxiety, but it is also stressful for the parent trying to help. Studies have been able to show that childhood anxiety It occurs in about every child out of six between the ages of three and seventeen. If the child has anxiety, he is in some sense, afraid of himself, or afraid of something that is already safe. 3 or 4 year old child phobias are diverse and abundant. They are the product of the development of a child’s imagination and ability to predict as well as a lack of experience.
In children, these fears are often the cumulative result of feelings such as helplessness, frustration, confusion, insecurity, or simply being overwhelmed. Anxiety can be a cause or trigger for many other emotional, mental, and behavioral problems. If you are wondering if your child is experiencing anxiety or stress, here are the signs to look out for.
11 Denying anxiety in children
The best way is to learn how to control your child’s mental and physiological triggers in relation to your specific anxiety. As a parent, you can eliminate (or try to eliminate) the causes of anxiety in your child, but for this, it is necessary to identify the situations or symptoms that your child is experiencing while having anxiety problems. But sometimes these symptoms of anxiety are hard to spot. These symptoms may masquerade as a complaint, an excuse, or just a tantrum that parents often fail to notice.
Here we talk about how to mask anxiety through some of the symptoms your child may experience: