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Suitable for: Families of younger and primary-aged children
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Are you worried that your child has a lot of anxious feelings, or seems worried, a lot of the time? Everyone feels worried or anxious at points in their life. Normally, there’s a specific reason behind it.
Your child may be worried about how a struggle with school work, moving schools, or coping with a significant change in their life. Children can also become anxious if they have a traumatic experience.
Signs of feeling anxious include:
- Nightmares and night terrors
- Wetting the bed
- Difficulty sleeping, broken sleep, or waking very early
- Becoming angry, or sudden mood swings
- Withdrawing from friends and social situations
- Lack of concentration
- Negative thoughts
- School refusal
- Eating much more or less than usual
- Problems at school