Going back to school can trigger stress in children and parents. Stress for both children and adults can be managed by mediating on positive vibes during stressful times. In a stressful situation, focusing on something positive can help make an otherwise stressful experience tolerable. To minimize stress during back to school time, a few tips such as thinking about new opportunities the school year has to offer can help refocus negative attention into something positive.
- Use encouraging language at home when talking about going back to school
- Plan to have a balance between family fun and homework
- Be an example to kids by planning leisure time for oneself in one’s work schedule
“When school stress hits, planning enjoyable family activities is even more important.”