Dec 5, 2017, Philadelphia Tribune: Tips to be Fit: Stress: Children suffer from it, too http://www.phillytrib.com/lifestyle/health/tips-to-be-fit-stress-children-suffer-from-it-too/article_094b13ca-7087-5c8c-a355-e0efabdb8bcd.html Stress can affect anyone who feels overwhelmed. That can also include children. In preschoolers, separation from parents can cause anxiety. As children get older, academic and social pressures and trying to fit in can create stress. Childhood stress can be intensified by more than just what’s happening in their lives. Their parents’ lives can have an affect too. Do your children hear you talking about troubles at work, worrying about a relative’s illness, or arguing about money? Parents should watch what they discuss when their children are near because children pick up on their parents’ anxieties and start to worry themselves. If your child suffers from headaches, fatigue, compulsive overeating, over-critical behavior, teeth grinding, crying over nothing, thoughts of running away, edginess, indecisiveness, or feeling ready to explode, stress may be the cause.