Mid Summer Anxiety?


As school rapidly approaches, some may experience “mid summer anxiety”.  Looking ahead to another school year often means joy to some: “Yea! The kids are back in school!” and anxiety to others: “Will this be a good school year to my child? Will the teacher emphasize his strengths rather than focusing on his weaknesses? Will there be “meltdowns”?” and the list goes on.  These are some suggestions to think about and I would love to hear your suggestions as well!

  1. Make a list of your child’s strengths, those you would like the teacher and yourself to focus on this school year.
  2. Make a list of the modifications that would encourage these strengths and reduce the impact of his weaknesses.  You may want to schedule an early ARD meeting to discuss these.
  3. Rather than waiting until his teacher “discovers” your child’s weaknesses, meet with her early in the year to discuss your concerns and make her aware of your child’s “possible needs”.  Why let your child begin to fail because help was not put in place.
  4. Schedule fun times with your child: Have set dates when you two can “play” rather than focusing on school work.
  5. Try not to over schedule yourself or your child.  You both need “down time”!
  6. Pray for God’s guidance, the right mix of children in the classroom, yourself, and especially for his teacher!
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