Your child may be feeling worried or anxious about what to expect when they go back to school. If your child has been diagnosed with anxiety, their feelings may seem overwhelming at times.
Talking it through with them and looking forward to the best bits can help.
Worries, anxious thoughts or anxiety can happen if your child feels out of control. It helps to find things they can control and start from there:
Sometimes anxious feelings can seem overwhelming or even cause panic attacks. There are lots of activities you can try in our emotional wellbeing section.
After so much time away, hopefully your child will also have things to look forward to. These might include:
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