Like all feelings, I believe the amount we worry runs on a continuum. We all have a
different “normal” amount of worry, and for some of us that’s higher than others. The signal that there’s a cause for concern usually comes in the form of changes in behavior or routines. Does your child show changes in the way they eat (significantly more or less)? Have their sleeping habits changed (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep)? Do you see differences in their investment or interest in things they care about (losing interest in things that once brought happiness)? Has their schoolwork, or attitude toward learning changed? The frequency and amount of these changes are signals that something out of the ordinary might be going on, and it’s time to get help.