6 Books About Anxiety For Families With Special NeedsChild anxiety is a widely misunderstood condition, especially when the child also has developmental delays. Anxiety doesn’t always look like anxiety. Sometimes it appears as:
- Someone who seems cheerful and hard-working at school or work, but has meltdowns upon arriving at home.
- Someone who acts out at school, but becomes calm at home.
- A child who hits a parent and then immediately seeks a hug from the same parent.
- A child who sits quietly at his school desk, but won’t pick up a pencil to do an assignment.
- A child who does not initiate social contact with other children, but may join a game already in progress.
- A child who shuts down physically and emotionally when a situation becomes too challenging.