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Stranger anxiety

Stranger anxiety is a form of distress that children experience when exposed to people unfamiliar to them. Symptoms may vary, but include: getting very quiet and staring at the stranger, the child verbally protesting by cries or other vocalizations and/or hiding behind a parent. Stranger anxiety is a typical and therefore normal part of the developmental sequence that most children experience.


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Center for Effective Parenting
  • Department of Health and Senior Services, “Best Practice Recommendations” for allaying stranger anxiety
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