10 Comments

  1. Amber NElson
    07/28/2014 @ 10:22 PM

    What a horrible thing for a child to have. Good thing there is help out there.

  2. Allison
    07/28/2014 @ 10:12 PM

    Thank you for this post. I worry about one of my boys and anxiety.

  3. Jenn
    07/28/2014 @ 9:43 PM

    kathy, you are SO right! My mother was so very unhappy and couldn’t cope with the world or the people in – which made us not like to be around her. She got diagnosed at 60 and is much better and happier too!

  4. Jenn
    07/28/2014 @ 9:42 PM

    Salma, your daughter’s issues might be sensory related. It could be too loud, to visually stimulating or to smelly. You might not think so, but for those who have sensory processing disorder, everything is amplified.
    Or, it could be social anxiety. Keep soothing her and help her name the issues the I just described in order to help her identify what is bothering her.

  5. Jenn
    07/28/2014 @ 9:40 PM

    Kimberly, your grandson might very well be displaying behavioral issues due to anxiety. Often it doesn’t look like “anything” but it it. We’ve gone through this with my youngest daughter.

  6. Jenn
    07/28/2014 @ 9:39 PM

    Bonnie, you are so lucky that your family hasn’t dealt with it yet. My mother didn’t get diagnosed with anxiety disorder til she was 60. She’s been told she has all kinds of other “issues” that are mostly all in her head for all those years. But with some understanding, and the right drugs, she’s very much a new person!

  7. Bonnie Gean
    07/28/2014 @ 3:03 PM

    How sad I feel for the children of today’s world. Nothing is as simple as it seems. Anxiety has many faces and my heart hurts for children who suffer with it.

    My family has never suffered through anything of this nature so I can’t really give input that would make a difference, but I commend the parents who deal with this issue every day and stare in awe on how well they pull through.

  8. Kimberley Wiggins
    07/28/2014 @ 2:32 PM

    Wow, its amazing to think of a little person have anxiety and stress but little people are people too. This is a great article. My grandson suffers with some behavior issues in school and we are trying to figure out what is manifesting this because he is only 6 and his communication is not really great. This gives me something else to explore. Thanks

  9. Salma
    07/28/2014 @ 2:27 PM

    My youngest is 3 years old and I sometimes wonder about her anxiety because if she goes into a room with a bunch of people she doesn’t know, she gets really stressed out and starts crying. She doesn’t exhibit any of the signs that you mentioned about but I will definitely be watching for signs.

  10. Kathy Widenhouse
    07/28/2014 @ 1:26 PM

    What an excellent post! It’s so important to help children identify their anxieties and give them healthy ways to manage their fears. Not only will doing so help the child now, but it will set him up to continue practicing healthy approaches to stress throughout the teen years and into adulthood.

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