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- Every 5th Child In The World Suffers From Anxiety; Learn What Should Parents Do
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According to a report published in 2021 by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of anxiety are being found in every fifth child worldwide. The matter of concern is that the family considers it normal which is harmful. Due to this, children may have to deal with mental problems in the future. Affected children tend to avoid meeting people, mingling with friends.
In many children, complaints like abdominal pain, frequent urination, headache are also found in the name of going to the crowd. According to New York-based clinical psychologist Rachel Bussman, the sooner its symptoms are recognized, the easier it becomes to protect children from this problem.
General Anxiety: Children refuse to do everyday tasks
According to the UK’s National Health Service, children react in this way because they do not have the tools to tell the problem.
Symptoms: Symptoms include loss of concentration, bed-wetting, difficulty in sleeping, difficulty in eating and eating, always clinging to parents, trouble in doing everyday tasks, nervousness in speaking among people.
Social Anxiety: Afraid to talk to people, speak in a very low voice
According to Children’s National Hospital in Washington, children suffering from social anxiety react like this.
Symptoms: Refusing to go to school, speak in public, or speak in a very low voice, talk without looking at your face. Afraid of being among people, performing, eating food in front of people, speaking in class rooms.
What to do: Ask what’s good, what’s bad, why?
Instead of eliminating the situation that is bothering the child, prepare them to deal with it. Instead of asking if you are nervous, ask how you are feeling. If necessary, consult a psychiatrist or child specialist.