And I feel awful because I remember being the same way as a kid. Always anxious, worrying. It didn't really begin to affect my daily life up until a few years ago, but I would hate for it to become a disorder for her like it has with me.
It started last week, while she was running outside with her friend. She stopped and put her hand over heart and said it's "beeping" really fast, but shrugged it off and kept running. Then I noticed all throughout the rest of that night she'd stop and put her hand over her heart to feel it, and even came downstairs once crying because it was beating so fast. I got her to calm down and sleep but now everyday I'll see her randomly put her hand over heart, and a few times she'll tell me it's beating fast.
I am glad that she's open with me because maybe I can help her get a handle on her anxiety now before it manifests beyond her control. Does anyone else having anxious little ones? How do you help them cope?
Answer by m-avi at 8:33 PM on Feb. 8, 2013
Answer by feralxat at 8:35 PM on Feb. 8, 2013
Answer by Nimue930 at 8:44 PM on Feb. 8, 2013