Have you ever worried, felt nervous or experienced uneasiness?
These are feelings of anxiety and are normal responses when we are faced with important life event or during a difficult situation e.g. getting married or giving birth or going for a procedure. It can also happen to our children as well e.g. going for exams.
While we adults may be able to identify, express and calm our anxiety, our children may not be able to do that. So, how can we help our children when they are feeling anxious?
Firstly, we need to be able to identify what are the tell-tale signs that our child is experiencing feelings of anxiety.
Here are some tell-tale signs of anxiety in a child that you can look out for:
Starts to be clingy
Very prone to getting cranky or irritable
Gets awakened by bad dreams in the middle of the night
Feeling tensed up and often fidgety
Avoid daily activities, such as attending schools or socialising with friends
Secondly, how can we help our child to calm those...