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How To Identify Social Anxiety In Children

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Children who are afraid of social situations may gradually make it a habit to avoid interactions with others, they would hate to be the center of attention in any place. They may feel anxious if they are forced to talk to others in social situations.

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Social anxiety in children gets unnoticed till a particular age. This is because such children try to spend most of their time with books or other activities that demand solitude and parents wouldn't mind kids studying alone most of the time.

But after a particular age, when a kid has to meet new people and enter new social situations that is when the symptoms of social anxiety come out and parents realise that their kid is feeling anxious just to be in social situations.

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Do you know that some of the physical symptoms of social anxiety can also include stomach ache, nausea, blushing and even trembling? Well, read on to know more.

Your Kid Is Withdrawn

Social Anxiety In Children

Identifying Social Anxiety In Children

Your Kid Is Withdrawn
If your kid is withdrawn and aloof most of the time then it could also be a sign of social anxiety.

Lack Of Interest
If your kid doesn't show any interest in meeting or talking to other kids then it could indicate lack of social skills. When he feels uncomfortable mingling with others or spending time with groups of people, then it could be a sign.


Scared Of Social Situations
If your kid tries his best to avoid social situations at any cost then it could mean that he hates or fears social situations.

Even when it is necessary to communicate with others, if your kid fails to do so then it is better to consult a child psychologist to get the
problem treated. These are just a few examples. If you know of any, please share them with us.

Read more about: parenting, kids
Story first published: Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:04 [IST]
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