School can always be stressful, but starting high school for the first time comes with its own fears and anxieties. Here's some simple advice for parents to help their freshmen navigate the new year.
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.
Parents need to focus on context and consistency.
The number of children calling Childline with anxiety is rising – but kids do learn to cope.
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 a child is shy and poorly treated by other children their age, this may be cause for concern.