How much is too much worry/anxiety in a child? How do you deal with issues like perfectionism, worrying about others' misbehavior or being unprepared, or agonizing when things don't go right?
One example: My daughter is in a play and is very well prepared. However, she is having trouble sleeping because other children are not. I have talked with her about how she can only be responsible for herself, but she is still anxious. Another example: When my daughter knows her teacher will be out, she gets very nervous that the sub won't like her.
How do you assess when it is too much? What can a parent do to alleviate this and teach coping skills? When does professional intervention need to be sought?