Take The Time To Listen To Your Children’s Concerns About Returning To School

Thinking about a new school year can be an exciting time for kids, new friends, new teachers, and challenging new concepts to learn; yet, for many students, feelings of anxiety can over-shadow any of their positive anticipation. If your child experienced negative peer interactions, academic difficulties, or emotional breakdowns at school, returning to that environment can trigger significant anxiety. Acknowledging that the emotions felt by children are “real” can be a powerful first step in supporting children in the management of those powerful feelings. It is important to separate emotions from the events, which may have triggered those emotions. Help your children by supporting their co

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