It’s that time of years again, either you and your kiddos are adjusting to a new school year or it’s just around the corner. It’s inevitable that some degree of anxiety has surfaced.
Recently I had the opportunity to share on a friend’s blog about some of my strategies to ease back to school anxieties. Everything comes from my experience as a former teacher and mother.
So whether the beginning of the school year has been a piece of cake or more of a rocky road, check out this post. There are lots of great techniques to help your child through anxiety of any kind.
Check out the post below.
Easing Back to School Anxieties
It’s that time of year again, the summer is winding down and it’s time to begin preparing for back to school. Although this is often an exciting time, many anxieties can creep in as well. These can and will vary based on the age, temperament and situation of your student.
Indeed, the 7-year-old 2nd-grade boy is going to have a much different perspective than the 7th-grade middle school girl. The beginning of the school year can certainly be the culprit for increased anxiety for both you and your student. Add to that moving to a new school or changes in activities or circumstances within an existing school and the apprehension factor can multiply.
Generally, a little anxiety about heading back to school is par for the course, but it’s essential to be a bit of a detective with your child and recognize when his/her feelings are going beyond the typical anxiety and need additional support or intervention.