Anxiety disorder in children needs immediate attention so that
kids have a normal and stress free childhood.
Identify the symptoms of anxiety and help the kid with ways to
deal with the problem.
Anxiety disorder in children is
not uncommon these days. There are a lot of reasons behind the fact on why kids
these days are being so worried. Some are environmental, while others are
simply the inability of the kid to adapt to the family or school conditions. So
parents need to adopt certain practical strategies and tools to help their kids
manage the daily anxiety. At time it is possible that the kid is just showing
one or more symptoms of anxiety, while in some cases, the kid might already be
suffering from anxiety
disorder. A parent you need to look out for the symptoms through
Key Is to Be Observant
this mental health condition is very prevalent in the present day, it does not
get the desired attention that is needed. In most cases it is found that kids,
who tend to be anxious, either remain very quiet or keep complaining all the time.
So parents take this attitude as normal as per the nature of the kid, and
overlook the real bug that is leading to this attitude. As such, these kids who
are actually suffering from anxiety or stress
disorders do not receive the help or treatment that is required.
When this disorder is left untreated in the initial stages,
it grows into a serious acute problem in later life. They might lead to depression,
problems and tensions in career and relationships along with alcohol and
substance abuse. Overall, the mental well being and the quality of life gets
is Nothing to be Overwhelmed
commonly found that parents who feel that their kids are suffering from anxiety
disorder, they themselves get stressed out so much that they feel baffled as to
how to ideally help the kid. Often the initial reaction to the realisation that
the kid is possibly suffering from anxiety, is that in due time, the kid would
automatically grow out of it.
other cases, the reaction is simply overwhelming. Both are detrimental to the
kid as it is not helping the child in growing out of it or teaching him to deal
with it in any way. So, the parents must get over their frustration and think
of practical ways to deal with the problem.
The Role of Parents is
Only parents are that close to
their kids that they can help them manage anxiety. You need to help the kid with
counseling. Help them develop skills by which they can gain confidence in
facing problems and deal with any type of situations in their life. Teach them
to be prepared to face unknown people and situations. The objective is to
self esteem that they have it in them to face every kind of situation
and there is in reality nothing to be afraid of.
need to build up a sense of internal that is, emotional security that they are
not exposed to any dangers. So provide them with that assurance. They will know
that they have their parents to fall back upon if they are in any difficulty.
This will hugely reduce the unknown fears and thus curb anxiety as well. Teach
the kids through your own example that you are also not afraid of anything.
Kids always consider their parents to be their role models and when they find
you confident, they will try to imitate and draw the same qualities from you.