Kids Don’t Say They Have Anxiety, They Say Their Stomach Hurts


Kids are more in tune with their bodies and energy than adults.

The whole world is rapidly changing and these changes can sometimes affect us emotionally in many ways like stress, anxiety and depression.

Anxiety is usually an emotion that first arises when things start to change and they are not in our control.

Everyone is experiencing feelings anxiety, some people experience anxiety even daily. And this is a feeling that not many of us can fully be aware of.

For most of us, anxiety is like this background noise that buzzes around our stomach area. However, kids are more in tune with their bodies and energy.

That’s why kids will tell the exact way anxiety is affecting them, and most parents have no clue their kids actually experience anxiety.

Kids Say Their Stomach Hurts When Experiencing Anxiety:


If you ask yourself why do kids say this instead, you should try to remember how it feels to feel anxiety. It’s literally like a dull stomach ache.

The stomach is home to the enteric nervous system and is even often called your second brain. Big nerves and anxiousness create a real sensation in the belly area.

One study showed that 51 percent of people surveyed who experienced stomach pains as children ended up with some type of anxiety disorder sometime in their lives.

The most important lesson in this article is to be attentive if your kid is saying their stomach hurts. Kids might even describe it as a strange tummy pain or unease.

Be aware of this especially at night time because at night is when most people report that their anxiety shows or intensifies. Make sure to manage your kid’s anxiety.

If you want to know more about how to treat anxiety, especially at night, schedule a free consultation call with one of our coaches below, and we will give you a game plan to overcome and master your own emotions.