Weepy children may have an underlying reason.
Shedding a tear is not always connected to feeling sad. Children tend to cry a lot when they are anxious or stressed, as it is a form of relief for them. Not all children cry when this happens, but it’s one of the more apparent signs that they’re anxious. Because anxiety is often associated with extreme feelings, young children who suffer from the condition may cry to deal with some things that they are not how to handle. They may start crying to signify that something is wrong, even if they are not sure of what it is.
If a small incident results in your child’s high emotions, they may be dealing with anxious feelings. It’s an even worse sign if their crying develops into hysterics that you have no way of bringing them down from. In fact, this crying may also lead to problems breathing or even vomiting in the process because they’re so worked up. Do your best to calm them down but seek the attention of a pediatrician if these attempts fail. It is important to assure their work through the built-up, previously unreleased feelings. Keep reading to find out more about childhood anxiety symptoms.