How to Know if Your Child is under Mental Stress

How to Know if Your Child is under Mental Stress

Most of the parents fail to spot if their child is mentally okay or there is something that is crawling into his head continuously. If you are also in doubt if there is something that is not right with your child or are feeling if your child is under mental stress then here are few of the signs that would help you to know that your doubt is correct.

 

How to Know if Your Child is under Mental Stress

Upbringing of child is definitely one of the toughest responsibilities for parents. Being a parent, one is supposed to know what is told and what is not told as well. Child behavior is much difficult to understand. Sometimes they express their feelings and sometimes they don’t, hence parent are always supposed to keep a close watch in their activities as well as behavior. The most difficult task for the parents is to know their mental condition.

Most of the parents fail to spot if their child is mentally okay or there is something that is crawling into his head continuously. If you are also in doubt if there is something that is not right with your child or are feeling if your child is under mental stress then here are few of the signs that would help you to know that your doubt is correct.

Change in Regular Sleep and Eating Habit: The first sign that would let you know that everything is not right is through the eating and sleeping habits of your child. If he is skipping food or not eating properly that he used to eat earlier then it means that everything is not fine. Other than this, change in sleeping habit is also a sign for you to know that your child is fighting with something in his head.

Change in Emotions: Change in emotions of your child that would be depicted in his behavior also suggests that there is something unusual happening in his head. You should note this out wisely and do ask your child about this. A frequent mood swing also suggests the same.

Nightmares and Fears at Bedtime: If your child wakes up from sleep at the middle of the night or there is something else unusual that your child is facing in his life. Nightmares and fears at bedtime are the signs that everything is not normal and there is something that is haunting his head.

Stay in Solitude for Longer Time: Your friendly child, who loved to be surrounded by his friends now prefer solitude. He no longer wants to spend time with his friends and wants to spend time alone, thinking something. If you notice this it means that there is something that is hurting him harder.

These are few of the signs that would let you know that everything is not right with your child. Consulting a psychiatrist for the same would help your child to come over the problem. This article is written on behalf of Dr. Shashi Bhushan Kumar, MBBS, MD (Psychiatry), AIIMS Consultant Neuropsychiatrist. He is a renowned psychiatrist in Rohini. If you are looking for the best psychiatrist in Delhi then he can be the good choice for you.

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