This is a great question. I mean, what do children have to worry about, really? Children worry and experience anxiety often. In actual fact, children are experiencing it more and more. What we have found is that anxiety is derived from several sources. It can a biological issue with brain function when various chemicals like serotonin and dopamine are “out of sync”. Secondly, it can also be more neurological and inherited from genetics, like blue eyes and curly hair. It can also be a learned response from parents or caregivers. Lastly, it can germinate out of family issues and situations that have traumatized the young brain.
What we definitely do know is that anxiety disorders significantly affect human development, concentration, academic performance, self-esteem and relational health.