During the last two decades, the amount of research on mental illness has exploded. Science and medicine are finally recognizing that our mental health is just as important as our physical health. With these realizations came the realization that we need to monitor our children’s mental health as well.
There are times when it is better to say nothing than risk saying the wrong thing. This is the case when dealing with an anxious child. It is not unusual to know an anxious child. In fact, we all know at least one child that seems to question everything. An anxious child will ask questions like “What if someone broke into our house in the middle of the night?” or “What if our house caught on fire?”