Whole Family Chiropractic – Dr. Tye Moe – Dr. Chelsey Henney – Pediatric and Family Chiropractors in Minneapolis and St Paul, MN 55116

Anxiety, Stress, and Nervousness in Children

Help your child’s brain feel calmer and more peaceful.


Five-year-old Kellar Y.’s parents discovered he was blind in one eye when he was three. Because this went undiagnosed, Kellar had a lot of sensory issues, said his mom, Sally.

“We had consulted numerous practitioners from homeopaths to vision therapists and psychologists,” Sally said. “Because of his limited vision, Kellar was stressed out, anxious, and nervous, even withdrawn.

Kellar’s occupational and vision therapists recommended that his parents try neurological chiropractic care to help Kellar with his mood swings, sleeping problems, anxiety, and eye function and coordination.

Kellar started at Whole Family Chiropractic in February. By March, Sally shared that Kellar already showed increased ease of bodily functions and increased sense of well-being and happiness. By November Sally writes, “I can’t begin to list all the ways the doctors at Whole Family have helped us. The adjustments are so gentle and you definitely get great the mood-boosting effects.

In addition to physical improvements in Kellar, Sally says, “the doctors at Whole Family have really helped my son come out of his shell. He is much more interactive and relaxed with others. He’s almost a different person. I recommend neurological chiropractic to everyone. When there is a trauma in our family, unless someone needs the ER, Dr. Tye and Dr. Chelsey are the first ones I consult.”

~Sally P. for her son Kellar

The most important thing for your child’s stress and anxiety, and how to help. (3 minutes)

(Hint, it’s not about the stress):

Learn what part of the spine affects anxiety & stress, and how to know if chiropractic can help you (5 minutes)

Overcoming Anxiety Webinar (52 minutes)

Does your kid experience fear, nervousness, or shyness with new things? Do you have a gut instinct that their fear is more anxiety in nature? 

Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Research shows that when left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse.

Whether related to social settings, new activities or just leaving the house, we see kiddos suffering from anxiety have some of the following behaviors: 

  • Avoiding places and activities
  • Complaining of stomach aches, butterflies, or exhibiting a nervous stomach
  • Getting nervous and extra clingy to parents in social settings
  • Engaging in strange coping behaviors when nervous (pulling out eyelashes, picking at scabs, or hiding)
  • Acting out when scared (typically viewed as being hyperactive or displaying poor behavior)
  • Having trouble making friends at school

Whether it is affecting their day-to-day activities or there is underlying stress affecting your child, we’d love to see if we can help. We know it’s hard to watch your little ones struggle with stress and anxiety, and are passionate about bringing you the information you won’t hear anywhere else!

Please know that as a parent, you’re not alone in this. We’re here to help you get answers as to WHY your child is struggling and WHAT you can do to HELP them feel more CALM and PEACEFUL!

More great resources in the anxiety section of our blog, including: