40 Signs of Anxiety in Kids

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2. Becoming Quite Clingy

To a child, the world is a prominent scary place without their parents close by, so separation anxiety is normal. In fact, it’s normal for them to be a little clingy still even when introduced to strangers later on in life.

It starts to become a real problem when the anxiety they experience prevents them from sleeping, eating, or even playing. When you notice your kid hiding behind you during these times, get down to their level and talk to them in a soothing voice to reassure them that everything is fine and nothing terrible is going to happen to them.