Stress in children: These days even children are stressed out. Excess academic pressure along with the peer pressure, often make them stressed out. Anxiety, stress and depression are some of the most common problems among children. Sometimes, the parents pressure the children so much so that they often become the prey of stress. The competition these days is too high, which often make the child conscious. Not just this, problems like bullying, academic pressure etc. build undue pressure on the child and leads to some behavioural changes. Here are some obvious signs which show that your child is stressed out. (Also read: How to help children to come out of stress)
Stress in children: Which signs show that the child is stressed out?
- Inability to sleep
- Anger outbursts
- Biting of nails
- Change in eating pattern
- Excess mood swings
Inability to sleep
As adults, even children are unable to sleep properly during stress. If your child is stressed out, he will be unable to sleep properly at night and will encounter frequent nightmares.
Children often face anger issues. They do not know the right way to express their emotions. If your child is having frequent anger outbreaks, there must be something which is troubling him for sure.
Biting of nails
We usually bite our nails when we are under stress. The same goes for children. Children also bite their nails when they are stressed out or anxious.
Change in eating pattern
While the child is stressed out, he/she will either eat in excess or will eat nothing. Excess eating or loss of appetite are some of the common indicators of stress in children.
Excess mood swings
Children and their mood wings go hand-in-hand. If your child encounters a lot of mood swings and you often see him bursting with anger, you must talk to them. If they show a drastic change in their behaviour, you need to pay attention to them.
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These are some of the clear signs which show that the child is undergoing stress. You can read this article in Hindi as well.