Over the past year, my now 6-yo DD has exhibited signs of stress and anxiety. The most prominent symptom was an excessive "need" to pee at night. It started as a physical problem - her labia were irritated last summer from too much sand/sea/pool. But even after her physical outward symptoms resolved, we found that her repeated need to get up at night for a trip to the bathroom was related to stress. She had started Kindergarten and was not used to the group dynamics and felt "left out" by her peers at times. She loves her friends and classmates and her teachers all say she is well-liked by her peers and is an exemplary friend. However, this summer her problems have become worse. She is anxious about going to bed because she has to pee too much at night, she feels itchy all over as soon as she goes to bed and worries about coughing at night. She is anticipating bedtime far ahead and getting anxious. She wants to be someone else - kids she sees in a yoga video or even mommy - just so she does not have these "problems" at night.
We cuddle and talk, but we really don't know what to do at this point. I am thinking perhaps some homeopathy or flower remedies might help along with some guided relaxation in the evenings. Any thoughts, wise mammas?