We are told the only thing we can control is our own reactions, but what if you can’t?
Children lack the experience to deal with their anxious thoughts. They might even withdraw from you, their parent, to protect you from worry.
Often their anxiety is so close to the surface it makes them clingy, withdrawn, or lashing out for no reason. Overreacting and with unwanted thoughts racing in their mind. Another sign is good behaviour at school but impossible at home. The symptoms are similar for adults.