Kids Won’t Say They Have Anxiety, They Say ‘My Stomach Hurts!’

While children are growing and developing, they are experiencing many emotional reactions which they are aware that they are different and even some negative feelings; however, they are not experienced when it comes to understanding what they deal with.

But, they are going to let other people know when, in fact, something is not as it should be, even if they are not completely sure about what that thing is.

Although children look at certain things in different ways, then adults do, when it comes to giving them quite more profound insights into other outlooks on different situations – they are not as self-aware and educated as adults.

To them, the feelings which continuously evolve and change may be confusing and may put a prognosis on the health which is not probable. Rather than that, they are going to tell us the symptoms, awaiting the wisdom and experience for help.

But, until recent times, most adults have been entirely unconscious of how prominent childhood mental issues and disorders, different than ADHD, together with the run of mill behavioral problems which are experienced by them.

It appears that anxiety is not taken too seriously in adulthood too, as many people believe that anxiety is just the happening of some normal fear that takes hold of them.

However, anxiety is something more and maybe consuming for those who deal with it. Every kid had sometimes had a moment when he or she cowered behind his or her parents as of the darkness outside, or as they heard some loud noise.

In such situations, the kid will be anxious, but it will not leave cause for some concern. However, in various cases, children may develop such anxiety disorder that is going to affect their education, relationships, and also their life quality.

According to statistics from recently, about 1 in 8 children in the world develop such kind of disorder. When it is left untreated, this anxiety disorder may transpire into having a hard time to maintain and develop connections with peers, substance dependency, and severe sleep disturbances.

Unfortunately, untreated anxiety may leave our children feeling as if they are not worth, and they may also not excel academically, which will leave them unable to reach the full potential.

Moreover, depression is usually the result of some untreated anxiety disorder problems during childhood. So, how a difference can be made in this usually tragic scenario’s outcome?

We have to learn how to pay more attention to the desperate cry of your child for help. Sometimes, the ways in which they express anxiety are going to different than we would expect, which means it will help us observe their triggers.

We should look for the following signs:

  • Frequent stomach aches in stressful situations;
  • Restless behavior;
  • Agitation;
  • Avoiding situations of people that could stress them;
  • Meltdowns over some slight problems;
  • Difficulties in transitioning;
  • Weird coping mechanisms which could be some kind of self-harm, such as biting, pinching, scratching, or sometimes pulling their hair;
  • Extreme perfectionism.

If we notice that our child constantly stresses, and this intervenes in their everyday activities, we should ask for help from a good therapist. Catching every symptom early may mean providing us with the capacity to ask for therapeutic intervention, which means medicine will not be necessary.

We have to listen to our children, above everything else. We should use our better judgment constantly and stay in tune with the normal habits and behaviors of our children. Doing such simple things may make a huge difference in this world.

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