Stress, Anxiety Affect Children, Too
School starts in a few weeks. Your seven-year-old keeps complaining of a stomachache and wants to come home from his favorite soccer day camp. Headaches pop up too, and temper tantrums erupt. You contact the pediatrician and tests reveal no physical problems. You are both relieved and disappointed. Your son is miserable… and so are you.
Children are just as vulnerable to anxiety as adults, but their symptoms may be difficult to detect as they lack a rich emotional vocabulary.