Anxiety is something that affects people of all ages ranging from really young to really old. We have seen that anxiety is becoming more prevalent in schools. Some examples of anxiety seen in school-aged children are separation anxiety, social anxiety, selective mutism, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and specialized phobias. All of these examples can play overwhelming roles in the child's life which could end up being debilitating. Most people would assume that a child who is squirming around in their seat has ADHD, but anxiety is something that can be the cause for this as well. Not only can this be associated with anxiety, but so can disruptive behaviors. Separation anxiety is something else that plays a huge factor in children's anxiety. Some children will refuse to go back to school after they had days previously off of school. Having separation anxiety can be debilitating in some cases and cause the child to keep checking in with their parents throughout the day. Children with anxiety need lots of reassurance because they want to make sure that things are perfect. This could be why a student with anxiety is asking so many questions which sometimes could be repetitive.
Ehmke, R. (2023, April 14). School Anxiety in the Classroom. Child Mind Institute. Retrieved June 22, 2023, from https://childmind.org/article/classroom-anxiety-in-children/