School Anxiety 5 Tips for Helping Your Children Start a New School Year

Posted by Enozia Makbul Vakil on Mon, Aug 13, 2012  
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Is back to school anxiety making your child nervous? Is your child going through the new school year blues? Here are some excellent tips to get you started and combat this behavior in children. Read on… While a considerable number of kids do have troubles getting started with a new year at school, all seems to subside down in most of the cases. But in case your child is withdrawn and sensitive, its time you pay attention and buckle up. At a very sensitive age, your child does go through a lot of pressure; new year at school, peer pressure and troubles with the class bully. Here are some excellent tips to your rescue, making sure your child is all geared up for a playful year at school.


• Build the connection: Establishing a healthy relationship with your child is essential; both for you and your child. This way you’ll be better informed about what your kid is going through and at the same time, your child will be able to communicate and speak his heart out easily.


• Relax: So your child is suffering from the back to school blues? Chill. The problem isn’t that bad as it seems. Most children do react in this way, but usually get better after a few weeks. Keep a close eye and watch for any major emotional breakouts.


• Throw a party: A school re-opening party is good opportunity for your child to make new friends, especially if he is an introvert. Invite all the kids in the class and put up interactive games.


• Go shopping: Shopping for school is something kids look forward to. And that’s a good chance for you to talk to your child, know about his expectations and ideas about starting school.


• Respect feelings: Understanding your kid’s feelings, especially if he comes home all teary-eyed is important. Once you let your kid know you’ll be there for him, there are less chances of him keeping tough things to himself. Change is scary for a child as it is for adults. Remember to give him the time he needs to settle down in the new environment. Talk to his teacher and keep a mental note of his behaviors and performance at school. Finally, lie down and relax, remind yourself that this is just a part of growing up.


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