Posts Tagged ‘children and school’

Back to school worry and anxiety? These 5 creative strategies can help!

September 1st, 2011

Maybe your child is heading back to school and they are worried about being in a classroom with kids they don’t know, or they are starting school for the first time, going to a new school, or just plain worried about heading back to school. Here are five creative ways to help your child head back to school with less stress and worry:

1. Use a composition notebook and encourage your child to write or draw out all their worries. Then flip the pages and ask your child to create all the thing they are excited about.

2. Create a mini school out of paper or cardboard and create students out of modeling clay or play-doh. Allow your child to play out their worries without censoring their actions.

3. Play teacher and student. Have your child play teacher and you can be the student and allow your child to teach you something. Your child will feel empowered by expressing what they think their school experience might be like.

4. For older children, ask them to create images about all the things they are nervous or worried about and add them to a worry box. Decorate the outside of the worry box of images and words that make them feel confident and empowered.

5. Create a video of what your child expects from their school year. Allow them to shoot and edit a video (or music video) of their school experiences and what they want from the school year.

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Back to school: How to help your child be successful

August 26th, 2011

Your child is heading back to school and for those of you in the Sarasota, Bradenton, and Lakewood Ranch areas in Florida, your child has just completed their first week back to school. How do you help your child have a great first week so that you set the tone for a successful school year? If your child is worried about heading back to school, or you are concerned that the first morning out the door will lead to fighting and arguments; here are some back to school success tips to help your child have a great first day and week back at school! Click the link below to watch these back to school success tips!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYfxaC9hamY

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