Understanding the source of child anxiety is important. Some fears may be easily soothed; others, such as fears of bullying, may require adult intervention.
As the first days of school approach rapidly, an educational psychologist offers strategies for combating anxiety in children and teens.
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When we send children off to school, we are asking them to leave their secure base and head off into the great unknown.
Even kids who have attended daycare can find the first days of kindergarten stressful. The good news is that parents can take practical steps this summer, to prepare for the fall transition.
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Parents need to focus on context and consistency.
The number of children calling Childline with anxiety is rising – but kids do learn to cope.
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A small minority of children with mental health issues is getting the help they need. School-based mental health is essential to keep students engaged.
If the child is shy with other kids their age, or doesn’t warm up to strangers after a time, this may be a concern.
If a child is shy and poorly treated by other children their age, this may be cause for concern.