Anxiety can be passed on from your parents to the children, a new study show.
It can affect a child’s sleep as well as prevent them from making friends and trying new things.
The researcher from the University of Connecticut, Professor Golda Ginsburg said: ‘Anxiety and fear are protective and adaptive. But in anxious kids they may not be, because these children have thoughts about danger and threat when there really isn’t one.
In her study, she found out that both genetics and negative life experiences can play a role in causing the condition. Half of the children with worrying parents have anxiety. The good news is, it can be prevented with therapy