Home > Lung Disease > Asthma in Children Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on May 27, 2009 by DeeHodge, Views: 4147 Asthma in children causes many days missed from school as well as many emergency room visits. There are preventive measures parents can take to decrease the problems associated with asthma. Symptoms of asthma include: coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, noisy breathing, fatigue, and chest tightness. Triggers of asthma include: allergies, cigarrette smoke, wather changes, and the common cold.