With rising rates of anxiety, depression, ADHD and other mental illnesses, parents are left wondering if their squirming toddler is just restless, or showing signs of ADHD. Is their preschooler’s fear of the dark a sign of an underlying anxiety disorder, or is this just drama created to help land a place in mom and dad’s bed? And what about teen behaviour? They can all seem somewhat “abnormal” to parents as some point, can’t they?
So, here are my tips on how to recognize the signs of mental health issues in your kids, as well as what to do once if you’ve spotted them.