17 Ways to Make Back-to-School Easier
This is Going to Be a Tough Adjustment
The number of people suffering from depression and anxiety has skyrocketed during COVID. Families are grieving, stressed out, and forced to be alone when we need each other the most.
With children, the emotional effects of COVID are far more profound than in adults. Socialization is a fundamental part of learning to be in the world. After so much time apart, social skills and many other aspects of kids' relationships have suffered.
Without face-to face instruction, grades have suffered throughout the country. This year, without being sure whether school will remain open for the year, it remains to be
When School Starts
Supporting Mental Health
Younger children, having been at home for so long with a parent or caregiver, will probably experience separation axiety when going back to preschool or private care. Even kids as old as 9 or 10 will be anxious when leaving home for school.
Social anxiety is an epidemic brought on by COVID. On the rise in every demographic, it is more dangerous for developing brains to experience. They become anxious or panic when having to socialize and don't want to go anywhere where they will have to.
And, kids worry. A lot. Now, they have a whole new set of things to worry about.
Here are a few ideas:
You Know Best
This year has been a tightrope act, for sure. But we will make it across, as students and as parents. Because between going to school, dealing with the ridiculous amount of stress and anxiety around us, working while teaching, and parenting, our balance is better than we think.
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