Children and Anxiety


When your child is sad or anxious, there is probably little else you can think about. Perhaps your child is reacting to a particularly difficult experience, such as loss or relocation. Often, however, children may become sad or anxious without any objective reason.

Below is a list of some of the concerns parents share:
  • Your child is not his/her “usual self”
  • Your child cries often, becomes angry or agitated
  • Your child has sleep problems
  • Your child does not enjoy his/her favorite activities
  • Your child prefers to stay at home
  • Your child expresses fears or concerns

Anxiety can take many forms.

Some children have specific fears, such as the fear of the dark. Other children worry that something bad might happen to them or their parents. Older children and adolescents often become overly concerned about the opinion of their peers or stress about their academic performance.

You may be asking yourself if the difficulty your child is facing is a part of normal development or a sign of a serious problem. Perhaps there is a history of mental illness in your family and you worry whether your child is showing first signs of a psychological disorder. Addressing an emotional problem early on can often prevent problems in the future.

I would like to help you understand why your child is in distress and find ways to help him or her smile again.

If you worry about your child, it’s time to get



It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Every journey begins with a first step. Let me support your child on the road to a happier and more successful future. Contact me today at (514) 704-1307.

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