I can vividly remember the day I had a terrible stomachache at school…and an upcoming test. I was in so much pain, I called my mom to come take me home. The moment I got in the car, the stomach pain started to go away, and was gone in minutes. I felt guilty…but I really HAD been sick. No doubt, it was anxiety that tied my stomach in knots. On occasion, I can still can be prone to these kinds of physical manifestations of emotional distress.
Sometimes teens express that they are anxious and worried, and sometimes they don’t recognize the signs. I found a great article that walks parents through how to talk to their teens about anxiety, including another page on how to recognize the signs and help your child deal with it.