The majority of people feel situational anxiety, which is often brought on by daily situations like beginning a new job, learning an unexpected bill, or having health issues. However, frequent and excessive anxiety, fear, terror, or panic attacks are a common occurrence for many people and have a negative impact on their quality of life.
Many infants have separation anxiety at the age of eight months, which makes them scream and wail anytime their carer is absent. This fear is related to a new cognitive ability called object persistence, the ability to remember objects and specific people that aren’t present. When you aren’t around, your infant starts seeing you in their head and begins to miss your familiarity, warmth, and security. Additionally, young kids lack a concept of time, so they cannot tell if you will be gone for an hour or two days.
A child who has never attended school views “school” as an elusive term. For them, the strange people and habits might be frightening. It’s also possible for some pre-schoolers to still struggle with separation anxiety, but this is totally normal and only indicates that the kid has a strong relationship to a career.
Children who experience school anxiety typically exhibit a variety of stress- or anxiety-related symptoms. Pre-schoolers could discuss their anxiety about going to school and repeatedly reassure others: “Can you stay at school with me?” “Do I really need to leave?” “Why do you think such principles are important?
There are several reasons why primary kids experience school anxiety. The rigours of the classroom may be the child’s first source of stress. School may appear frightening for a variety of reasons, such as social anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). Children with GAD worry excessively about mundane issues like schoolwork, being away from their parents, etc. Children who struggle with social anxiety may experience intense scrutiny and worry about making a fool of themselves. Some people struggle merely to approach the chalkboard, while others feel uncomfortable speaking in front of the class.
According to the ADAA, children may have physical symptoms (headaches, nausea, constipation, trouble sleeping, etc.) before the start of the school day. Some people will develop school refusal, an extreme phobia that makes it impossible to convince them to enter the building or the school bus. If they are able to make it to class, they can cry, complain of pains, and be unable to be comforted by the teacher. It’s significant to remember that kids who deal with school anxiety do so every day. They do not have it one day and not the next.
When a child is fidgety or has trouble focusing on the lesson, teachers may assume they have ADHD. But it may be worry. Particularly after a summer or vacation break, some children don’t want to attend to school. Anxiety may also be the cause. Other signs of nervousness in the classroom include having tantrums or repeatedly asking the same questions.
Some children are quite eager to engage, yet when called upon, they just become frozen