Children and Stress

From the day we are born we experience various levels of stress. For example, during the early years, the infant is experiencing anxiety when separated from  its familiar faces, the "significant others", i.e. parents, especially his/her mother. Young children are experiencing separation anxiety when their parents have to go to work or when a child should start kindergarten.

During school age, the child may have anxiety about the courses and tests. Teenagers experience stress with relationships with others. In adulthood, we are experiencing anxiety about whether we are good at our work, our relationships, whether we are good husbands or wives, lovers, parents. Finally, in the old age we may a stressed for our health and for the fear of death.