Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Sandra | 2012/04/20


Why do my three year olds sons hands shake?

My little boy is quite a shy and sensitive little boy, i''ve noticed that when he struggles with a task, gets frustrated or angry his hands shake, and when he''s really upset his whole body shakes. Is this physical or mental?

Expert's Reply



This is a good question. Many young children have this problem.Quite often young childdren struggle to express their feelings in words.Instead their emotions may show in a physical way. Most children experience anxiety from time to time and the causes may range from a problem with a bully at school or a fight with a friend to a possible problem at home.When your son is anxious his body will tense up and then begin shaking. This shaking is especially noticeable in the hands.Encourage your child to talk about his feelings. Try to boost his confidence whenever and wherever you can.If his anxiety continues it would help to consult your paediatrician.

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