An anxious child may isolate him or herself.
Does your child like to play alone often? While sometimes that might seem enjoyable because you can get some chores done, that might not always be the best option for your little one. You might take this trait as being independent. Moreover, that might double if you have just one child with no siblings. However, an anxious child may isolate for other reasons. As we mentioned earlier, some anxious children may have a fear of being alone. On the other hand, some anxious children may purposely choose to isolate themselves from others.
This action may look like frequent absences from school, refusal to join in a group activity, or avoiding social activities such as sports. There can be a fear of new hobbies that lead to difficulty in joining or getting started. For them, it is easier to isolate themselves rather than worry about what could go wrong. The fear of being wrong, embarrassed, or having to interact may lead them to isolate themselves. If you notice these traits, which are more than just being shy or timid at first, then you should reach out to your child.