- Feeling apprehensive, anxious or tense.
- Having a feeling of approaching risk, frenzy or destruction.
- Having an expanded pulse.
- Breathing quickly (hyperventilation)
- Feeling frail or tired.
- Inconvenience focusing or pondering something besides the current concern.
As we grow, children naturally start to accept more responsibility which also means more stress. Much of this stress is part of the natural growth progression and starts to fade as a child grows more comfortable with changes. How do we figure out when a child is facing normal anxiety and when they may be suffering from a potential anxiety disorder?
While fear and anxiety are natural in many cases, intense anxiety should never be natural. Fear is caused by something right in front of us while anxiety is defined as uneasiness, nervousness, worry, dread, or fear of what’s about to happen or what could potentially happen. Yes, childhood can definitely be a terrifying ordeal for some children if not equipped with the appropriate coping skills..