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Have you ever felt a stomach ache before a test for which you are not prepared? Or had sweaty palms before delivering a presentation you are not too confident about? The fear or nervousness before doing something, the jittery feeling that makes you stress out is called anxiety. It does not feel nice at all.
In children, anxiety can manifest itself in various forms in terms of behavior, emotions, thought and physical reactions. A common example is a 3-4 year old child may panic and become anxious when it loses the sight of its parents. If not catered to at the earliest, anxiety may hinder the child from being involved in basic activities like doing homework or going to school or even sleeping and eating.
While there are many types of anxieties in children, the 3 common types along with their symptoms are:
What can you do as a parent?
Be an understanding parent!