High Concern In 9-year-old Boys?
Dear good doctor, I have a 9-year-old boy, currently in 4th grade. My child since childhood has experienced high anxiety several times when faced with something that he felt was uncomfortable. For example when he was about to enter elementary school. It was also quite long as we talked to my parents about my child to encourage him. continue to cultivate her confidence by involving with various sports activities that she likes. Eventually my child returned like that because of a pickup problem which was due to delivery from school rather late. Better what should I do? should I follow the wishes he had picked up by the house every day? I want my child to be “tough” and worry that if I follow my child’s wishes, he will be spoiled.
Hello Budget, Thank you for the question.
Anyone must have felt worried or anxious, for example when dealing with a new situation, speaking in public, or because of other things. This condition is a normal condition that is part of the body's response to something that is considered threatening. The body has a fight-or-flight response, which is a response to defend or fight against a threatening condition. Threatening conditions such as conditions that cause high stress levels such as new situations, speaking in public, taking exams, and others. The body will react by activating the nervous and endocrine systems so that the person will experience symptoms such as palpitations, difficulty breathing, excessive sweating, abdominal pain, nausea, and others. This reaction is a normal reaction. However, there are indeed worries that need to be watched out especially if they arise because of causes that are unclear, difficult to control, and interfere with daily activities.
Have you ever tried asking your child about the cause of this anxiety? Usually the existence of a traumatic event in the past can trigger anxiety. If you know the cause of your child's anxiety, it will be easier for you to find solutions for your child and easier for you to provide understanding for your child. What you are doing is right, which includes children in various social activities. By engaging in several social activities, children will be more accustomed to various conditions. If you have difficulty finding the cause of your child's anxiety, don't hesitate to consult with a psychologist or psychiatrist who specializes in dealing with children. It is hoped that with the help of experts, you can find the cause of this anxiety and find the right solution.
Hope this helps.