Your child may worry too much
Julie Revelant discusses the rising anxiety among youth
- Duration 5:27
- Date Apr 12, 2012
Julie Revelant discusses the rising anxiety among youth
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Welcome back to foxnews.com live -- you kids you wonder whether or not there.
Worrying too much -- kids I guess worry a little bit but apparently.
Parents underestimate the degree to which their children might be stressed out in fact the American psychological society.
Says that one in five children has a significant worry yet only 8% of parents less than one in ten.
Would rate their own child stress level as a high in eight or nine on -- scale of one to ten or even attend.
So joining us that it -- all of this is a writer -- -- on thank you so much for being with us.
For having me.
So what are kids worrying about.
I feel a lot.
Some greens really normal a lot of kids that were radio we had -- they worry about things like what if I found math or.
You know what if something happens to me what if I have in common these in our someone kidnapped me down they're worried about -- and they also -- because their parents are stressed out during a -- -- they're worried about you know getting a job or money problems.
I'm so glad this is normally actually self serving because later on in night.
And you know when he -- typical typical secure leash and they'll be able to handle that -- but now at what point do you decide that your child worry is abnormal rates he wanna look for three things one being how often -- your your child is experiencing anxiety.
How distracting it is.
And then how much impairing their normal dated -- functioning -- If diet they're nine eating like they used yeah they're not from me being or around their crying in our they're telling you that they're not feeling Alley can -- get information.
Frowned not at their school teachers let me tell you that -- and those are the things that you really want to look for its overheating your child -- But what you want to make sure is that if it's really -- parroting their daily functioning that's when it's cause for concerns.
And so what can parents do it -- child as a warrior sometimes.
And it's a rational and it's hard to actually get them to compound.
Rates so the first thing he wanted he was really sick and -- your kid what's bothering you because.
When he dry eighty is missing in rational a year it's in rational thought insists he can sit down and talk to your child about.
What's bothering -- and then -- -- get them unstuck from their thoughts.
Then you can you know try to help them through it but a lot of parents out of their scope it's just really too hard to do so.
What is the best therapy for this visit you know to seek a professional house and -- seek out that cognitive behavioral -- -- -- Arafat.
Can help the -- get unstuck from their thoughts and tried it.
Figure out what -- feeling what their thinking and chided us teens they're thinking pattern to that they armor racks to cool what exactly takes place in this therapy.
I had kids actually have homework to do on and and -- and they have various tools so.
They identify what they're feeling they understand what they're feeling and what their thoughts our and then they try to change it to that it's more -- -- So.
You know you of the -- I guess is -- some.
-- fears are are resulting from things that they've seen.
And in our neighborhoods and -- -- some tragic deaths of young children and you know.
None of us know how to explain that sort out how to tell our child well yet that this happened about happening you -- -- did happen should never happened but it did happen.
So how do you tell them that's not gonna happen you when -- seen happen.
-- well that is a big problem -- needs kids are.
Justine indeed hit with added that the media is asking gates found with the -- is all day long and its sister had a different constant in their feet.
And is so it.
It is is very difficult to but I -- as -- can -- your child that.
-- the -- -- and they they are okay hang again.
Yeah I mean yeah.
If the -- now we've got some chatters one person says the simple answer is in god that we trust no longer.
He will keep them in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on him okay interesting okay.
So we've got some other comments -- people say because schools and parents have tried to shield our kids throughout childhood to a point where they just don't know how to deal with stress.
If you -- never allowed to feel bad how can you learn to deal with it.
I think that that's important point that we shouldn't be telling her kids if they -- there are upset about something that they don't have a right to be a federal shake it off.
We -- you know they they have a right to feel the way they feel.
And we can't shield them from there's the payment and -- the anxiety that is in the world.
Rain rain and mean it definitely will help them cope with difficult situations when there when they become adults.
-- we also people saying that parents are lazy and self absorbed.
And we have one person saying -- find it hard to believe there are a lot of kids worrying about being kidnapped or terrorism.
Any and that's a good what you look let's try not to really talk for especially younger kids what do you know about terrorism why as a kid worrying about terrorism are being kidnapped.
Think that that's affecting that they shouldn't even.
Be hearing about.
Great but they are hearing about it because of it the news on all the time -- there on the Internet at very young needs and it's just repetitive in their feet.
Okay I well if you'd like to hear more about the story it is posted on our website foxnews.com slash health.
And though the question is you know is your child worrying too much and that Julie -- -- thank you so much for joining.