When Kids Worry…
Worry can be a normal and healthy response that everyone experiences at some time or another. Concern or worry about something can help us to pay attention to it, can help kids grow and thrive (for example, the child who worries that she may not complete all her homework will make sure she sets aside enough time to get the work done). But, when kids experience worries and anxieties that are overwhelming and difficult to control, their functioning can be negatively impacted. For example, who struggle with overwhelming worries may withdraw socially, be afraid to try new activities, and cling to their parents. This is when worry becomes a problem and we need to think about how to provide support.
How Can Parents Help?
Some Helpful Resources for Parents: