Sometimes it’s not easy for our kids to come to us and explain that they are feeling anxious and then proceed to spill their guts about its cause. These skills only comes with time and age. In the meantime, knowing these phrases can help you play detective the next time they come from your child.

7 surprising things kids say that can mean “I’m anxious”

Kids rarely say, "I'm anxious." Instead they say my stomach hurts or get angry or the worry manifests in a way that is disguised. Learn about code words for anxiety.