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Sat Jul 20, 2019, 05:57 AM

Therapist Explains What Children Worry About, According to Their Age

Therapist Explains What Children Worry About, According to Their Age


We adults aren’t the only ones who struggle with fear and worry – children do, too. Therapists say that child concerns tend to differ according to age groups, or stages of development.

“Why do kids worry?”

As any parent can attest, children vary in temperament. Some babies are more relaxed, while others are more anxious; some are criers, some are not, and so on.

Anxiety is really only an issue if it interferes with a child’s cognitive, emotional, or social development. (It can be hard to detect this behavior, so if you notice subtle clues, seek the expertise of a psychologist or doctor.)

Come to think of it, why do children worry, anyway? It’s the simplest time of life, right? It’s all brain-related, folks.
(And think about it, did things seem all that simple when you were a kid?)

Short and sweet, children are anxious because of the pace at which their brain develops. During this time, the child is absorbing – and trying to interpret – a vast amount of external stimuli, i.e., the environment of people, places, and things.


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