After reading several threads here, I'm thinking that anxiety is one of my son's issues. Not only does he not transition well, but he gets upset about things that we adults are supposed to be in charge of. He follows me around and questions me relentlessly. I usually just answer his questions, but on occasion, they're so far from what he should be concerned about at that age that I tell him "That's what moms and dads are for. Let us worry about it. If you ask me one more time you will lose your computer privileges." (Hey, I know what works! ) It's usually someplace where we've never been or something we've never done. It's common when he gets invited to birthday parties and he isn't familiar with-the location. He will immediately insist he hates it and doesn't want to go. It's pretty amusing that he can hate something when he doesn't even know what it is! Then we'll get there and he'll LOVE it. When we took him to the B&B b4 camp last mo., he was okay with-it when I explained he'd slept at one b4, it's a house that's been split into separate rooms and baths, and that we ea got our own TVs. I told him we eat with-strangers in the a.m. and that the food is homemade and there were be fewer than 15 people. He was fine with-it. He was very anxious about camp but I can understand that. Still, he ruined it for himself by refusing to acknowledge that he was even going, so I had to pick out an air mattress, tshirts, and a headlamp with-o him, which I know he would have enjoyed. He loves to shop and buy things. He's sometimes what I would consider a "worry-wort" and it didn't occur to me until just recently that it could be bona fide anxiety, which could be part of a Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) or mild autism. I know, I know, I've been looking at Asperger's for a cpl yrs now and that one neuropsychologist dr said no, but I'm thinking this is too much of a coincidence. How do you draw the line between a worry-wort and true anxiety? Can you give me some examples?