Tackling back-to-school anxiety

At Bop Till You Drop, building children’s confidence and ensuring they are happy is at the core of everything we do.

So when we found this article on Beyond Blue about Tackling back-to-school anxiety, we just had to share it with our wonderful parents and community.

Here are some great tips if your little one is starting school for the first time

  1. Have a few ‘dry runs’ of the trip to and from school so your child is familiar with the route and what to expect.
  2. Set up some playdates in the holidays with local kids who are also starting school so they see some familiar faces on day one. 
  3. Visit the school – check out the playground, find their classroom and have a wander round so they can get used to where things are. 
  4. Invent a fun routine to make saying goodbye a bit easier – try a high-five, bear hug or secret handshake. 
  5. Talk positively about the day ahead on the way to school and remind your child where you’ll be at pick-up time.
  6. Drawn-out goodbyes can be upsetting, especially if other kids are getting emotional. Once your child is settled in their classroom, give them some final positive reassurance and beat a hasty retreat. 
  7. Try to limit other activities during the first few weeks – the transition to school can be tiring and kids need down time. 
  8. Schedule a family celebration or a Skype call from grandparents on the weekend to mark the milestone – after all, starting school is a pretty big deal! 

For details, take a look at the full article on the Beyond Blue website by clicking here.

https://healthyfamilies.beyondblue.org.au/age-6-12/mental-health-conditions-in-children/anxiety/tackling-back-to-school-anxiety

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