An Akron Children’s Hospital child psychiatrist said a common misnomer about kids who experience school anxiety is that they don’t like school. “It’s important for parents to know that most children who have school anxiety actually like school!” said Dr. Laura Markley, medical director, Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry. “The fearsome part for many children is being away […]
Nervousness about class assignments, learning new material and upcoming tests is normal. But for some children, school can be the source of stress, which can lead to such intense anxiety that some children insist on not going.
School-related anxiety affects 2 to 5 percent of children and teens, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. It’s most common between ages 5 and 6, 10 and 11 and transition times, such as entering middle and high school.