I welcome everyone to read my latest post over at Special-ism about back to school. Only a couple weeks left and the struggle for calm has already begun at our house. Get some ideas for keeping those anxious thoughts at bay.
The sun is setting a little bit earlier, the stores are filling their aisles with binders, pens and paper and the furthest thing from your child’s mind is starting another school year. When I was a kid it was always in late August that I started to map out how the coming year would be different. I would push aside all of those fears, what if’s and panic and I would visualize just how the next year should pan out. Some years this worked wonderfully and others – my ideas got no further than my front door. It is usually around this time of year that parents begin to wonder, “ Is my child’s anxiety going to inhibit them from going to school?” in other words, “Oh no, here we go again!”
Fear of Back to School
I’m sure that at some point or another every parent has heard the words uttered to them, “I don’t feel good. I can’t go to school today?” With a little reassurance and realistic thinking the child will find their way to school and the fear, worry and panic is nothing more than a faded memory. For other children the ability to cope when going back to school elicits tremendous strain on their bodies both emotionally and physically.
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