10 Hidden Signs Your Child May Be Getting Bullied

Anxiety or depression

it’s never easy to deal with, especially if the person who is feeling the anxiousness is a child, they may not understand why they are feeling the way they are, and maybe confused by what they are feeling.

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This is why it is essential to know what signs to look for in children as well as what you can do to help comfort them. If a child is feeling anxious, and it goes untreated into adulthood, it could turn into depression; this is why it is essential to watch out for signs at a young age.

Now that you know what phrases to look out for that a child may be anxious here are some more interesting facts about anxiety disorders in kids:

According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), 1 in 8 kids suffers from some anxiety disorder, yes! That’s a surprisingly big number.

If you are around kids or have a lot of children of your own and want to know how to calm them down when they are feeling anxious.

If your child tells you about staying bullied, listen calmly, and offer comfort and support. Kids are often reluctant to tell adults about bullying because they feel embarrassed and ashamed that it’s happening, or worry that their parents will be disappointed, upset, angry, or reactive.

Sometimes kids feel like it’s their fault, that if they looked or acted differently, it wouldn’t be happening. Sometimes they’re scared that if the bully finds out that they told, it will get worse.

So there are some tips to help your child to deal with bullies:

  1.  Praise your child for doing the right thing by talking to you about it. Remind your child that he or she isn’t alone — a lot of people get bullied at some point. Emphasize that it’s the bully who is misbehaving, not your child. Reassure your child that you will figure out what to do about it together.
  2. Let someone at school (the principal, school nurse, or a counselor or teacher) know about the situation. They are often in a position to monitor and take steps to prevent further problems.
  3. Take it seriously if you hear that the bullying will get worse if the bully finds out that your child told or if threats of physical harm are involved. Sometimes it’s useful to approach the bully’s parents. But in most cases, teachers or counselors are the best ones to contact first. If you’ve tried those methods and still want to speak to the bullying child’s parents, it’s best to do so in a context where a school official, such as a counselor, can mediate.
  4. Most schools have bullying policies and anti-bullying programs. Also, many states have bullying laws and policies. Find out about the laws in your community. In some instances, if you have serious concerns about your child’s safety, you may need to contact legal authorities.

Watch for the signs

If you notice that simple things make a child panic or act nervous, and this continues to be a pattern, you should consult with a mental or behavioral health professional or the child’s family.

So there you have it all of the different things kids might say when they’re feeling anxious, as mentioned earlier in this article.

if you notice that a child is experiencing anxiety or any other mental health issues, there are certain signs you can look out for as well as certain things you can do to help relieve the symptoms.

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