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Anxiety is a normal part of childhood, and every child goes through phases. A phase is temporary and usually harmless. But children who suffer from an anxiety disorder experience fear, nervousness, and shyness, and they start to avoid places and activities. A child who sees a scary movie and then has trouble falling asleep or has a similar temporary fear can be reassured and comforted. But that is not enough to help a child with an anxiety disorder get past his or her fear and anxiety.
We all experience anxiety at times and some anxiety can be helpful. In the absence of immediate danger, our body’s ‘fight-flight-freeze’ response can still get triggered. For example, for some people having to get up and speak in front of a group of people can trigger the body’s alarm system in the same way as if there were a real danger. It’s normal for children to have fears as they go through development. For example, many young children are afraid of the dark, afraid of monsters, or have a hard time being away from their parents. Children and youth often have many more fears than adults, this is normal as they try to make sense of their world. It is important to think about age and what is common when considering whether anxiety is becoming a problem.