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How to Manage Back to School Anxiety

Am I the only one that can't believe summer is nearly over and the kids are going back to school? Blink and we are back at it. Your child or a child you know, (because it really does take a village), may feel a9nxious about going back to the educational grind or starting a new school. As a substitute teacher, I spoke with my middle schoolers about their excitement and anxieties about starting high school. Here are a few pointers to reduce the anxiety of going Back 2 School.

  1. Manage expectations.

  2. Be informed of any changes at the school.

  3. Have a relaxed chat with your child about any worries or concerns they may have.

  4. Encourage your child to do their best.

  5. Carry out some mindfulness breathing techniques, (You can listen to breathing techniques here on my podcast I Have Thoughts).

  6. Plan for performance.

  7. Use morning/daily affirmations.

  8. Plan social media and technology/screen breaks at home. Encourage conversation and reading.

  9. Plan for plenty of rest and sleep.

  10. Set mini reasonable goals.

I hope this has been helpful to you and your child. Anxiety and depression in young people is on the rise and these tips are things we can do as a community to support them. If you are anyone you know would like extra support through life coaching, contact me here to book your FREE consultation call.

Back to School Anxiety in teens can be supported
Your children can manage their back to school anxieties.

All the best for the new school year!

1 Comment

Sep 05, 2023

very useful! I’ll use some for myself if this can apply to teachers too☺️ Reine

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