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Kids don’t say, “I’m worried” but rather say, “I have a stomach ache”

Updated: Jul 18, 2019

(original post from JoziKids)


Stomach aches in children are a lot more complicated than they appear. They are emotionally charged. Bodies are amazing because when words fail, there they are waiting to speak up. This often happens in subtle ways, like the time you screamed at your hubby because you were exhausted and couldn’t hack one more request. Your feeling of overwhelm was palpable but came out in a high pitch and an aggressive tone. These are the daily reminders of how body, mind and feelings buddy-up; picking up where the other left off. This is particularly relevant to kids who lack the emotional maturity and vocab to say what they feel, when they feel it. So where do the feelings go if they aren’t verbalised? Often they go straight back into the body. First stop: The tummy. Read full article...

Kids don’t say, “I’m worried” but rather say, “I have a stomach ache”

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