11 Phrases Kids Say That Are Code Words For “I’m Anxious”

Anxiety is manifested by a wide range of symptoms, some of which are quite confusing, particularly in children.  This is the reason why a huge percentage of children with anxiety go untreated.

If your children have used some of the phrases below, it might be a good idea to start talking to them about anxiety.

11 PHRASES KIDS MIGHT USE TO TELL YOU “I’M ANXIOUS”

1.  “What’s wrong with me?”

If your child expresses self-doubt often, be on a lookout for other signs of anxiety.

“I didn’t realize I had anxiety and my parents didn’t either. They just thought I was being dramatic when I would burst into tears crying, ‘What is wrong with me?’” said one user from The Mighty.

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