Even superheroes have to go to school.
Heading back to school can cause a lot of anxiety for both kids and adults. After getting used to the routine of summer, entering back into the school environment, adapting a different schedule, and running around more could, unsurprisingly, bring up anxiety in a lot of people.
While this week’s featured article by Child Mind Institute is targeted towards parents and their children, we could all learn a few lessons from these suggestions:
- Take a step back and make sure you are not taking on more than you can handle.
- Listen to worries – don’t dismiss your kids worries or fears but acknowledge that they exist and help strategize how to best manage them.
- Stomachaches and headaches – anxiety frequently brings up both of these symptoms. It’s important to continue having your child go to school even if they are anxious so you do not reinforce disruptive behaviors. If it becomes worse, help them analyze the cause of their anxiety or speak to a medical professional for more help.
To read more, take a look at the full article here
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