Sometimes, children’s worries are obvious like the worry from exams, and other times are subtle like falling out with friends. Children can be inseparable friends one day and distant enemies on the next; and this can be due to misunderstanding or the fact that children- as they grow- get interested in different stuff and different friends.
Listen to your child and find out if this falling out can be patched, and let your kid know that not all friends last for ever and people move on. It is also important for your child to know that it is natural to feel sad from now and then, but this sadness will pass.
Falling out with sisters and brothers is natural in growing up; quarrels can occur anytime due to anything such as choosing a TV program and borrowed clothes or toys. You have to take the peacekeeper role among your children and get them to work together to end their disagreement.
Any change in the family like the parents’ separation or divorce can be very upsetting for a child. Furthermore, the arrival of a new sister or brother or the death of a grandparent or even losing a pet can be unsettling. You need to find a way appropriate for your kid’s age to make him/ her understand that death or loss is natural and part of the course of life.
Another good reason for children’s worries is relocation; sometimes for work reasons or any other reasons a family has to relocate leaving friend and the familiar home behind. Try to reassure your kid there are new things to look forward to and new nice friends to meet so that you get your kid excited.
Spending a lot of time at school away form parents can be one of the major concerns for kids. Let your child know that school is a nice place to know new things and meet new friends as well as to practice some activities.