Fear and anxiety are part of life. You may feel anxious before you take a test or walk down a dark street. This kind of anxiety is useful – it can make you more alert or careful. It usually ends soon after you are out of the situation that caused it. But for millions of people in the United States, the anxiety does not go away, and gets worse over time. They may have chest pains or nightmares. They may even be afraid to leave home. These people have anxiety disorders. Types include
Treatment can involve medicines, therapy or both.
NIH: National Institute of Mental Health
Mastering new skills such as how to walk, talk, and use the potty are developmental milestones. It is exciting to watch your toddler learn new skills. The normal development of children aged 1-3 includes several areas:
Toddlers do not develop at the same rate. There is a wide range of what is considered “normal.” Your child may be ahead in some areas and slightly behind in others. If you are worried about possible delays, talk to your child’s health care provider.