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How to Ease Back-to-School Worries


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How to Ease Back-to-School Worries

Going back to school is an exciting time for kids but it’s also an uncertain time. A new school year means new teachers, new friends and new responsibilities. It’s natural for your child to be a little worried. However, some kids worry so much that it affects their appetite, sleep and mood. They may even cry, fuss and refuse to go.

To help avoid these problems, ease back-to-school worries with these tips:

· Pay attention to your child’s behaviour. If he exhibits any of the symptoms above, talk to him about it. Encourage him to tell you what he’s feeling so you can openly discuss the things he’s worrying about.

· Never dismiss your child’s feelings as unimportant. Simply saying “it will be fine, don’t worry” doesn’t help him at all. What may seem like a small thing to you may be life-changing for him. Be compassionate and understanding when talking to your child.

· Look for ways to help your child learn to cope with his worries and concerns. There may be something he can do to help ease his fears such as counting to ten or taking three deep breaths.


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· Maintain a regular routine. This includes everything from eating healthy snacks and meals to going to bed at a certain time. Following a schedule helps maintain a sense of calm and dependability during an uncertain time in his life.

· Be positive and support your child. Let him know that you believe in him. You know he can adapt and have a wonderful time in school if he just gives it a chance. The more positive and confident you are the more calm your child will be.

Use these tips to help ease your child’s back to school worries and get the year started off on the right foot.


Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Good tips that will no doubt help with problems of worries of going back to/or starting school. It’s important to talk about these things long before it’s time for school. With patience and good listening skills these worries can be reduced so that the child is calm and not so anxious.

  2. Great advice! I remember getting very stressed out about back to school until I was in high school. My own kids only seemed to worry about it when we moved and they had to switch schools.


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