Back to school – how to deal with anxiety about going back to school

Many children feel a certain anxiety before starting school again. There are parents that also happen to them when they think about the new school year. From stressful mornings to homework each afternoon, days can get very long even if they go by very quickly. It is necessary to learn to reduce stress and anxiety, both in parents and in children so that in this way the new school year is correct.

Avoid sleeping a few hours

During the summer many families sleep less hours because there are. More hours of sunshine and above all, there are many more interesting things to do thanks to the good weather. While it’s true that it can be tempting to keep the fun going into the night, you need to start your sleep routines as soon as possible. Ideally, a few days or a week before school starts, children go to bed earlier and get up earlier. Mealtime should also be more regular.

Young children, adolescents, and adults all need quality sleep to function properly. It is necessary to avoid insomnia or lack of sleep before classes begin. A good rest can help children manage the stress of school from day one.

Both young children, adolescents and adults need quality sleep to function properly
Both young children, adolescents and adults need quality sleep to function properly

Go for a walk

How Going For A Walk Can Help You Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety? In many ways, because just going for a walk in the great outdoors will decrease stress and make parents and children feel better.

In addition, if you approach the school so that the child can see what his school will be like, it will also provide him with more security and emotional comfort. Even if the school is the same as the previous year, greeting the teachers before starting classes can also help to prepare mentally and start classes with more enthusiasm.

Preparation

Every new beginning needs good preparation. If you need to buy new material, do it quickly with material that your child likes . Children like to make decisions about what clothes to wear, the type of backpack and other materials that you will have to choose for school use.

It will also be important to have a well-prepared place at home for you to study and to do your homework with comfort and ease. The routines should also be prepared, they should start preparing the clothes before going to bed, leave the backpack well prepared, the shoes ready by the bedside and start each morning with good habits to start the day. This will help make mornings less hectic and make the transition back to school easier.

If your child expresses negativity about school, don't dismiss his concerns and focus on validating his feelings
If your child expresses negativity about school, don’t dismiss his concerns and focus on validating his feelings

Enhance communication

One of the best ways to relieve anxiety caused by going back to school is to promote good communication. Preparing for the school year requires you to talk to your child and tell you how he is feeling. When the subject of school comes up, allow him to explain what his emotions are like, both those that are considered positive and negative.

If your child expresses negativity about school, don’t dismiss his concerns and focus on validating his feelings. Then help them find solutions and change the focus to a more positive one such as seeing friends, learning new things, or participating in fun activities. It will also be a good time to talk about bullying and how to deal with it. It will be essential to always have the lines of communication open at all times so that your child knows that they can turn to you at any time.

It is sure to be a great school year for everyone!