Back to School Tips (to help overcome the first week nerves/anxiety)

Updated: Mar 30

School's back and so are those big 'back to school' feelings.

Some children will be feeling super excited about the idea of going back to school. There's lots to like - friends, fun, routine, a change of scenery, a break from their siblings.

Many children, however, will be feeling nervous about this transition, some will be extremely anxious!

There's also a very good chance YOU will be feeling nervous or anxious too, especially if this is a new school for your child, or their very first day of school.

Here are 4 tips to help gently ease yourselves into the new school routine.

1. Give yourselves extra time

Everything is going to take longer in the beginning, especially on the first day. Deal with all of the logistical things early. Pack the bags and the lunches the night before, lay the uniform out (if they have one) this will free you up for the emotional side of things in the morning.

In the mornings, take plenty of time to eat breakfast, talk calmly about things and aim to get to school early. You do not want to feel rushed or frantic - be kind to yourselves and ensure there is extra time to support those big emotions.