It has been about a month since a new academic year started but many kids still might feel back to school anxiety. For some of them back to school means back to stress. They might feel anxiety over getting used to a new schedule, making new friends, fitting in with peers or being in a new school.
Most of the kids can overcome back to school anxiety with the help of their parents. First of all try to talk openly with your kid about what’s worrying him, and how he might deal with it. Your kid needs an attentive and supportive listener more than a judgmental parent.
Secondly, encourage your kid to study something new and exciting in order to distract him from troubling thoughts and fears. It could be astronomy or geography, creative writing or acting, dancing or painting. Pick whatever he would like.
Also, you might try to motivate your kid explaining that school will help him to succeed in life and make his dreams come true.
Coping with anxiety require time and practice. Your kid should sleep well, eat healthy food and do morning exercise. These simple rules can help him or her to cope better with stress and suppress anxiety.
If it is not helping and you cannot figure out what might be done ask one of our life coaches how you can help your kid.