Sadness

Sadness

Signs your child may need help with sadness:

•    Continues to show signs of distress for days
•    Shows no change in mood, even after soothing
•    Stays irritable, whines or cries at small things, even though       he or she is not sick, tired, or hungry
•    Lack of interest in activities
•    Does not seem to get engaged in very many activities
•    Generally seems passive and withdrawn
•    Often speaks negatively about self and others
•    Dismisses his or her achievements
•    Complains of low energy, tiredness, and fatigue
•    Complains of headaches, stomachaches, etc.
•    Has difficulty concentrating
•    Has difficulty making decisions
•    Is easily moved to tears
•    Throws things given to him or her, and seems irritable
•    Does not seem interested in things, and is careless about favourite possessions, or does not seem to value them
•    Moves from one activity to another
•    Sleeps too much or too little
•    Eats too much or too little
•    Does not talk to anyone
•    Does not show excitement about getting involved in things that used to be