Anxiety is something everyone feels. Anxiety can make your heart race, your palms sweat, or maybe your stomach a little upset. These things can happen when you are afraid, worried, or nervous.
For example, you might feel anxious:
- On the first day of school
- Before you take a test
- When you try something new
- When you meet someone for the first time
Sometimes, kids and teens can have too much anxiety. It might make you want to stay home from school, have a hard time sitting still, or feel sad. It can even make it difficult to make friends.