Whether your child has gone back to school yet or not, they may be feeling anxious about what to expect. Looking forward to the best bits can help.
Worries and anxious thoughts can happen if your child feels out of control. It helps to find things they can control and start from there:
After so much time away, hopefully your child will also have things to look forward to. These might include:
Sometimes anxiety can feel overwhelming or even cause panic attacks. There are lots of activities you can try in our emotional wellbeing section.
Suggest they make a list of feel good activities to do when they’re having a bad day. They could choose a reward for themselves, too. Or make a soothing box to fill with items they like the look, smell, touch or taste of.
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