No matter your age, whether you are starting school for the first time, returning to the same school, moving up to middle or high school, moving away to university or going back to school after years in the workforce, the words “Back to school” can bring on both excitement and anxiety. Many feel excited for the opportunities and experiences that may come, however, many also feel frightened and anxious over what lies ahead. The specific anxieties may differ depending on the age of the student or the specific situation, however, how you as a parent or caregiver helps and supports the student through them is extremely important. The following article published by Global News discusses the best strategies for calming anxious minds and making “back to school” as pleasant as possible!
Global News: Back-to-school is back-to-stress for some kids; coping techniques can help