The return to school, starting school for the first time, moving from one school to another, all of these things can lead to anxiety in ourselves and our child in the run up to the big day and at the school gates. Spending some time thinking about the root of this anxiety; where it is coming from, how long has it been there and what exactly is causing us or our child to feel so anxious, can prevent a lot of anxiety on the big day!
For many children, separation from caregivers when they begin or return to school can lead to anxiety and cause distress for both child and adult at the school gates, this is not unusual. However, knowing how to manage this anxiety is so important so that we can teach our child (and ourselves in the process) that there really is nothing to worry about and prevent sleepless night and anxiety related symptoms like sickness or butterflies in our children before the big day.
So in trying to understand what is driving this anxiety, less us think for a moment about a few things. Let us first think about anxiety.
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These tips can assist anyone who has felt triggered by discussion of the content in the talk from our Instagram LIVE. More detailed information can be found on the handout and workshop around trauma, also available on my page. Tips to control anxiety: Refocus your attention! Concentrate really hard on something in your environment: colours, […]
This workshop is all about understanding what Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is and how it might affect your child and you as a parent. We then look at ways to help their communication, play and interaction, behaviour, anxiety and also look at parental self care which is often overlooked. The course is aimed at parents, […]
This programme is all about getting to grips with anxiety. It is a three part workshop spread out over three (roughly) hour long videos. Ideally you would complete one video each week, so that you can practice some of the material between sessions. To continue viewing… Get FREE, unlimited access to all content You must […]