School is full of different challenges and obstacles for children. For children with learning or attention differences, it can be quite stressful navigating the everyday stressors. By this point in the school year, the demands of school may seem like they are increasing and homework may start coming home more regularly.
Open communication with your child about stress can be very beneficial in keeping stress and anxiety at bay. I find having conversations about the “highs and lows” of the day with each of my children over the dinner table or at bedtime works well for us. Here are a few ideas to help your child manage:
If your child continues to have challenges managing daily stress and you are already utilizing a lot of the above practices, speak to a pediatric therapist for more strategies specific to your child.