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How can I help my child cope with the stress of school?

Hi everyone,

I am a first-time mom and my eldest child is starting school next month. I am concerned about how she will cope with the stress of school as I know it can be overwhelming for young children. I want to make sure that she is well-prepared and that she doesn't get too stressed out.

Do you have any tips on how I can help my child cope with the stress of school? Are there any activities or techniques that I can do with her at home to ease her into the school routine? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Hello there!

When my daughter first started school, she was also quite anxious and stressed out. One of the things that helped her was finding a fun activity or hobby that she enjoyed outside of school. For her, it was dance classes. Having something to look forward to outside of school helped take her mind off of the stress of the school day.

Another thing that helped was making sure she had enough rest and downtime at home. We made sure that she didn't have too many after-school activities and that she had enough time to play and relax at home.

It's also important to stay in communication with your child's teacher. If you notice that your child seems particularly stressed, talk to their teacher and see if there's anything that can be done to help. Sometimes just having a little extra support can make a big difference.

I hope this helps, and remember that every child is different. What works for one child may not work for another. Be patient and keep trying different things until you find what works best for your child.


Hi there!

I remember when my son started school, he was quite anxious and would often worry about his school work and fitting in with his classmates. One of the things that helped him cope with the stress was having a routine at home. We made sure that he had a set bedtime and that he woke up at the same time every day.

Another thing that helped was practising deep breathing exercises with him. Whenever he felt overwhelmed, we would take a few deep breaths together and that really seemed to calm him down.

It's also important to talk to your child about their feelings and let them know that it's okay to be nervous. Encourage them to talk to you about anything that's bothering them and be a good listener. Sometimes just having someone to talk to can make all the difference.

I hope this helps, and good luck with your child's transition to school!


Hi there,

I have a daughter who is in middle school and who has always struggled with anxiety, especially around school. One thing that we have found helpful is practicing mindfulness together. We learned various mindfulness techniques, such as breathing exercises and meditation, and apply them whenever my daughter is feeling overwhelmed.

Another thing that helped was getting her involved in extracurricular activities outside of school. We found that having a creative outlet helped her develop confidence and reduced her stress levels.

It's crucial to communicate openly and honestly with your child. Encourage them to vocalize their feelings and concerns regularly. You can also help by validating and normalizing the stress they experience. By doing so, you're making them feel seen and heard.

Lastly, I try to be their safe haven at all times. When my daughter is feeling stressed, I am always available, present, and supportive. I talk to her, listen to her, and sometimes, we even have a good laugh. Supporting your child unconditionally is the best way to help them overcome stress, whatever their age.

Wishing you all the best in your parenting journey!


Hello all!

I have a son who is starting high school this year and it's been quite a stressful time for him. One thing that has helped him is having a consistent study routine. We created a study schedule together to make sure he knows when to study and what to study.

Another thing that has helped was finding a peer support group at school. My son was struggling to fit in, but once he found a group of students with similar interests, he became more comfortable and less stressed.

It's also important to help your child develop time-management skills. This includes knowing how to prioritize tasks and not overloading themselves with work. We try to help our son see that taking breaks and having downtime is just as important as studying and doing homework.

Finally, it's important to celebrate successes, even small ones, along the way. Celebrating accomplishments can help boost one's self-esteem and provide the motivation to keep going during the tough times.

Best of luck to all the parents and their children dealing with school stress!


Hello everyone,

When my son started school, he was really anxious and nervous. One of the things that helped him was making sure he had a healthy and nutritious diet. We tried to avoid too much sugar and caffeine in his diet, which can often aggravate stress.

Another thing that helped was keeping him active. We made sure that he was getting plenty of exercise and fresh air before and after school. Exercise is a great stress-buster and can help kids feel more relaxed and alert.

It's also important to try and stay positive and optimistic around your child. If they see you stressing out, they will feel more stressed out themselves. Try and encourage them to focus on the positive aspects of school, such as making new friends or learning new things.

Lastly, getting enough sleep is key. Make sure that your child's bedtime is consistent and that they are getting enough hours of rest. Tiredness can often exacerbate stress and anxiety.

I hope these tips are helpful, and good luck to all the parents and kids out there dealing with school-related stress!

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