Fatigue and low energy can be warning signs of anxiety.
Children often complain of being tired. Usually, it’s for simple reasons – it’s the end of a busy day or because they stayed up too late the night before. It can sometimes be an excuse when they’re trying to get out of doing something they don’t want to do. Depending on your kid’s age, you might go through a period where bedtime is always a sad time. They don’t want to go to sleep in fear that they will miss out on something.
However, when a child complains all the time and fatigue starts to get in the way of things they usually enjoy, it could be a sign of anxiety. When life feels difficult for children, they may feel it and express it as fatigue for whatever reason. They may be feeling anxious at school and come home exhausted. Pay attention not just to fatigue but low energy as well in your growing child. It might be more than a bad night’s sleep or a weekend of playing the video game too late.