Stomach Aches and Nail Biting Could Be Signs Your Child Has Anxiety

By Valerie Lego | WZZM |

May is Mental Health Awareness month and most of the time we are concentrating on the mental health of the adults around and teenagers in our lives. But mental health issues can start at a very young age and our young children also so signs of anxiety.

It’s easy to write off your child’s stomach ache or headaches as no big deal but they could be a sign they are anxious about something in their life.

A new Harris Poll found that 37% of parents are concerned about their child’s mental health and think they may need some support.

Here are just a few of the things to look out for:

  • Picking at their lips or biting the inside of their cheek
  • Not being able to sleep at a friend’s house
  • Hiding
  • Being quiet
  • Nail biting
  • Fidgeting
  • Canceling plans
  • Constantly watching the clock
  • Not looking you in the eye when they talk