How can you tell if your child is anxious?
Anxiety manifests itself in physical signs, emotional signs, and behavior.
Physical signs of anxiety can range from stomach aches, refusal to eat, refusal to sleep.
Emotional signs of anxiety are crying a lot, anger and temper tantrums, panic attacks, a constant need for reassurance, nightmares.
Behavioral symptoms of anxiety include fearfulness, reclusive behavior, long periods of unnatural quiet, approval-seeking and attention-seeking, refusal to go to school or daycare, lack of confidence, tantrums.
Just relax and enjoy these naughty moments. Remember, even Gods have had their share of naughty children and from Krishna to Hanuman, everyone has given their parents a few hard moments. As long as they are not in danger of harming themselves or others, let them be, let them explore and discover the world and their place in it. Happy exploring!