Helping Kids with Back to School (Re-entry) Anxiety
Children and teens have had to manage many stressors during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include adjustment to remote learning, disruptions to their daily schedule and home routine, health concerns, social isolation, and in some cases, personal loss. Now, after more than a year of remote learning and navigating restrictions and safety precautions many children and teens, as well as their parents, are understandably anxious about returning to school.
HVCCT psychologists are here to help children and their parents successfully navigate this transition back to the classroom. Our psychologists help children and their parents recognize signs of re-entry anxiety and share strategies that they can use to effectively manage the school year.
Some of these strategies include:
• Discussing, understanding, and normalizing back-to-school anxiety
• Learning anxiety management and worry control techniques
• Rebuilding a connection to school and classmates
• Helping children face stressful school-based situations
• Partnering with your child’s school to be best prepared for the school year
The psychologists at the HVCCT continue to be committed to helping our community deal with the anxiety and uncertainty associated with COVID-19 and its aftermath. Our psychologists are expertly trained in helping people better manage these stressors. Please feel free to please feel free to contact us for more information.