When it comes to anxiety and children, you should know that the two of them can cause each other destruction. This is especially true if you have a child who suffers from constant anxiety attacks. They can disrupt every part of your daily life. And this will not just impact you but also affect your child. So when it comes to these two, always be cautious.
Most children will not admit that they suffer from anxiety attacks. However, there are some who do. You must try to get them to open up to you about it. If you are not comfortable about talking about it with your child, take the time to find out what exactly is happening so that you can discuss it properly with him or her.
When it comes to anxiety and children, the most common manifestation will be the constant fear of something, or of getting a reaction from someone. They can be very extreme on this front. One example would be a child afraid of water. Another might be a child afraid of a big red monster. There have even been instances where children have gone through what they considered to be a heart attack only to learn later on that it was nothing at all.
The thing to remember here is that these things are not actually harmful to your child. The anxiety they experience is only in their minds. What you should be looking out for is your child starting to act out or withdrawing from social activities. Also, avoid asking your child about his/her anxiety because this may further trigger your child’s imagination and make things worse.
There are also kids who develop severe an anxiety disorder when they are very young. They have trouble sleeping and eating. Sometimes they even get sick frequently. But more than anything, they are extremely fearful of the world around them. So, apart from seeking medical advice, you should also talk to your child about the seriousness of this problem.
If your child is ten years old, then he/she is probably too old to be having these problems. However, it is still important to recognize this condition for what it is. Talk to your child. Let your child know that he/she is not alone in this world. With proper treatment, your child will be able to live a normal and happy life with less anxiety.