By Adoptions Together on
7/5/2011 9:31 AM
It is normal and quite common for children to feel anxious in response to life stressors. Anxiety in children can stem from external events or situations (problems with peers, changes in the family, too many activities, or moving to a new home) or internal feelings and pressures (wanting to do well in school, feeling different from peers, a fear of making mistakes). Because children may not always recognize or clearly articulate that something is bothering them, it is important for parents to recognize the warning signs of stress and anxiety.