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Criteria for the identification of anxiety in a child
1. Constant worry
2. The difficulty, sometimes the inability to concentrate on anything
3. muscle tension (e.g., face, neck)
4. Irritability
5. The sleep disturbance.
It can be assumed that the child was anxious, if at least one of the criteria listed above, is constantly manifested in his behavior

With the aim of identifying the anxious child also used the following questionnaire

Signs of anxiety
disturbing the child
1. Can not work for long without tiring.
2. It is difficult to focus on something.
3. Any job can cause unnecessary anxiety.
4. During the execution of tasks is very stressful, bound.
5. More likely to be troubled.
6. Often stressful situations.
7. As a rule, red in unfamiliar surroundings.
8. Complains that he dreamed frightful dreams.
9. His hands are usually cold and wet.
10. He is often upset chair.
11. Sweating heavily when excited.
12. Has a good appetite.
13. Sleeps restlessly, difficulty falling asleep..
14. Fearful, makes him much fear.
15. Usually restless, easily upset.
16. Often can not hold back the tears.
17. Not tolerate waiting.
18. Doesn’t like to take on a new case.
19. Not confident in their abilities.
20. Afraid to face difficulties.

Summarize the number of «pros» to get the total score of anxiety.
High anxiety – 15 — 20 баллов
Average – 7 — 14 баллов
Low – 1 – 6 баллов

Experts recommend to work with anxious children in three directions:

1. Increase self-esteem.
2. Teaching a child self-control in particular, the most exciting situations.
3. Relieving muscle tension.

Cheat sheet for adults or rules for working with anxious children.

1. Avoid the competition and any types of work, taking into account
2. Do not compare the child with others.
3. Often use physical contact, exercises for relaxation.
4. Promote self-esteem of the child, often praise him,
but he knew why.
5. Most often refer to child by name.
6. Demonstrate confident behavior patterns, be around
example child.
7. do not make to the child overestimated requirements.
8. Be consistent in the upbringing of the child.
9. Try to leave as little as possible comments.
10. Use punishment only in extreme cases.
11. Do not humiliate the child, punishing him.



Carefully read the approval and to assess whether they are specific to your child.
If this is expressed is the increase in recent times is -2 points if appears periodically at 1 point, if no – 0 points.

1. Easily upset, many worries, all too close to the heart.
2. Just that – in tears, crying, sobbing or whines, growls, can’t settle down.
3. Cranky for no reason, easily irritated, can’t wait to endure.
4. More than often offended, sulking, can not tolerate any comments.
5. Extremely unstable in the mood, to the point that can laugh and cry at the same time.
6. More sad and sad for no apparent reason.
7. As first years, again sucks his thumb all the fiddles.
8. Not long falls asleep without light and the presence of loved ones, restless sleep, waking up, can not immediately recover in the morning.
9. Becomes highly excitable when you need to restrain yourself, or lethargic and sluggish when performing tasks.
10. Appear pronounced fears and fearfulness in any new, unknown or critical situations.
11. Growing self-doubt, indecision in actions and deeds.
12. Faster is tired, distracted, can’t stay focused for a long time.
13. Increasingly difficult to find common language with him, to agree: is not himself, without end changes the decision or withdraws into himself.
14. Begins to complain of headaches in the evening, or pain in the abdomen in the morning; often pale, red, sweats, worried itching for no apparent reason, allergies, skin irritation.
15. Reduced appetite, often and long sick; increases for no reason temperature; often misses the kindergarten or school.

Calculated the total score and the conclusion about the presence of a nervosa or a predisposition to it.

— 20 – 30 points – neurosis;
— 15 – 20 points – neurosis or will in the near future;
— 10 – 15 points a nervous disorder, but not necessarily reaching the stage of the disease;
— 5 – 9 points – needed attention to this child;
— less than 5 points – deviations are minor and are the expression of a passing age characteristics of the child.

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