• Some parents keep on thinking about their child's growth and development.
  • It is important to know that some children tend to be short stature and not all kids develop at the same rate.
  • If you are still concerned about your child's growth or health, talk with your doctor.
  • The doctor can examine your child, ask questions about your family history, and if needed, will prescribe tests to see if there's a medical condition affecting growth.
  • Your doctor may check your child's growth more often or may refer your child to a paediatric endocrinologist (a doctor who treats growth disorders).

If you still feel anxious about your child's health, the following tips may help relieve your anxiety

Keep busy with other things

When you get the thoughts of your child's growth, distract yourself by going for a walk or calling a friend

Get back to normal activities

Try to gradually start doing things that you've been missing because of your child's worries, such as sports or socialising

Try to relax

Try simple breathing exercise or perform some other relaxation techniques


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  2. Health anxiety[Internet]. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/health-anxiety/. Accessed on Mar 6, 2020.