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Being worried

We all feel worried sometimes; this could be about things like tests, making friends, being Bullied or being left out of games. We also worry about things going on in the world from the things we see or hear.

Sometimes we worry about things we don’t need to worry about. Sometimes children worry about adult problems. If you are worries it can be good to write all your worries down and ask an adult which worries belong to you.

Sometimes our worries get so big that they stop us enjoying things like seeing friends, or being able to enjoy going to school. Sometimes worries creep into our heads at night and stop us sleeping well.

If you are worried about something, the best thing you can do is tell a trusted grown up. They are usually really good at helping to sort worries out.

They might be able to help you feel better so that your worries don’t get too big. Some of us find it hard to talk about our worries, but like to write them down and then hand them to a trusted adult instead.

There is a really good book you could read called A Big Bag of Worries by a lady named Virginia Ironside. This book helps you to understand that when something is worrying you it is better to tell someone else.