I have an 8-year-old daughter- She 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 is when my daughter knows her teacher will be out, she gets very nervous that the sub won't like her.
I wonder how to deal with issues like perfectionism, worrying about others' misbehavior or being unprepared, or agonizing when things don't go right. How to assess when it is too much. What can a parent do to alleviate this and teach coping skills and when does professional intervention need to be sought.
How much is too much worry / anxiety in a child?