Navigation Links
Settling Back-to-School Nerves
Date:8/16/2014

SATURDAY, Aug. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's normal for children to feel nervous or anxious about starting or going back to school, but there are a number of things parents can do to ease kids' concerns, an expert says.

"The key to reducing back-to-school jitters is open lines of communication and creating a sense of normalcy and calm," Kari Collins, director of mental health services at the School Health Program at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, said in a Montefiore news release.

"Most children will experience a few nerves, but there are resources available that parents and kids can use to help the transition go a little more smoothly and help to boost success throughout the school year," she explained.

Parents should be upbeat when talking about school and how exciting it will be to meet new people and make new friends. Parents also need to tell children that being nervous is normal, and that they will feel more comfortable as time passes.

It's also a good idea to prepare in advance by doing things such as visiting the school ahead of time and arranging to meet the teacher, Collins said.

Before school begins, parents should have children getting used to going to bed and waking up earlier. They should make sure all necessary school supplies are purchased. For older children, it's a good idea to create a schedule of weekly activities and a daily checklist of items they need to bring to school.

It's also important for parents to help middle school and high school students feel comfortable about expressing their stress and frustrations.

"The transition to any grade level can be anxiety-producing, especially if it involves moving to a new school," Collins said. The key is not letting the information chain drop. It's a parent's responsibility to know what's happening in their child's life and address any issues together. Offering support, guidance and positive reinforcement goes a long way in helping your child succeed at school."

More information

The American Academy of Pediatrics has more about preparing for a new school year.

SOURCE: Montefiore Medical Center, news release, Aug. 12, 2014

--


'/>"/>
Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Yasmin, Yaz Alleged Blood-Clotting Lawsuits Update: Resource4thePeople Reports Bayer Settles Nearly 5,000 Cases for $1 Billion and also now Settling Gall Bladder Cases
2. Shots Should Be on College Kids Back-to-School List
3. Vaccinations Belong on Parents Back-to-School Checklists
4. Put Traffic Safety on Back-to-School To-Do List: Experts
5. Southwestern Ear, Nose & Throat Associates Offers Guidelines On Hearing Loss, Lack of Sleep Affecting Back-to-School Health
6. Filtersfast.com Kicks Off Their "M2 = P2" Back-to-School Campaign
7. Carbondale Affordable Assisted Living to Host Back-to-School Celebration
8. Back-to-School Checkups Get a Healthy Dose of Books
9. Boys Town Tips for Back-to-School Sleep Help
10. Separation Anxiety: More Than Just the Back-to-School Blues
11. Back-To-School: PCA Predict A Promising Season For Asian American Marketing
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Settling Back-to-School Nerves
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme ... “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was ... other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile ... orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing ... contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by ... Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® ... Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, and ... Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction ... Classic Tournament held on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 ... Wings, an organization dedicated to helping service members that have been wounded in battle ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has ... by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic Chemical), ... Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" report to ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to reach ... 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. ... biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and ... enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical trial ... of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the trial ... of 2016, and to report top line data ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 If ... Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the future is in ... at www.diabetesscholars.org by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation ... the way of academic and community service excellence. ... since 2012, and continues to advocate for people with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: