I can't handle my 8 yr old when she has anxiety

Nicole - posted on 03/31/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 8 yr old daughter has been having major anxiety after she got the stomach virus 3 months ago. She won't go to school , doesn't want to sleep by herself is constantly complaining of a stomach ache. I just started therapy with her and have been taking her to doctors to rule out anything else and all tests come back fine. She said she feels like she's going crazy and the truth is she's acting crazy. Flipping out screaming crying and out of control Everyday is a new problem. It starts with Someone at school is bothering her, I hate school my stomach hurts my throat hurts my ear hurts etc. I don't know how to handle it. She's fine when she stays home but as soon as I mention homework or school the whole house is in an uproar!!! Please someone help me. I don't know what I can do for her All I do is cry and talk to her but I can't get through to her and it turns into a screaming match because I can't calm her down. I want my happy 8 yr old back!! She is sad and miserable and I hate to see her like this


Wendy - posted on 03/31/2014




My older daughter suffered from anxiety, she is now 24, suffers but manageable no problem.....she did the same as your daughter when it came to going to school, everything she could think of to not go she tried, crying and complaining she was sick with one thing or the other........first always start with a complete check up from the doctor to rule out any medical reason for this....second go see the teacher or teachers and principal to see if maybe there's something going on there, relationships with kids and teachers. My daughter had a hard ass teacher for her first 2 years that didn't help because my daughter was very quiet and not as outgoing as she grew to be.......i stayed involved as much as possible even volunteering in the school a lot...going on school trips and doing the recess monitoring.......i let her stay home the odd time to give her a break but for the most part she knew she had to go, it helped her so much knowing i was friendly with all teachers and kids in the school and was there often throughout her day eventually she stopped crying and saying she was sick every morning, it gets exhausting for sure....lol.......maybe some security that school is a safe place to be is what my daughter needed....could be with your daughter....hope that helps....good luck

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