FILIAL ANXIETY By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 term that describes a child's fear and apprehension that comes from relationships with their parents. It can be in relation to care given by an adult. FILIAL ANXIETY: "Filial anxiety can be seen in some children." Related Psychology Terms FILIAL MATURITY BIRTH PARENT BIPARENTAL CARE PERFORMANCE ANXIETY INTERPERSONAL ACCOMMODATION CAREGIVER ANTICIPATORY ANXIETY CARETAKING BEHAVIOR FOSTERING ANXIETY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FILIAL ANXIETY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/filial-anxiety/ (accessed October 15, 2019).