“All adults are doing heroic efforts to buffer their children and students. I see a lot of anxiety about how children are coping and worry over the potential long term consequences of this academic disruption. What I want to highlight is the need to take into account the potential emotional responses our children will show upon their return to school…”
This article from clinical psychologist Dr Tara Quinlivan of Raft Psycholgy in Melbourne explores some strategies that parents might use to help their children in the transition back to school.
- Establish the school routine in advance
- Give names to the feelings kids express about going back to school
- Stay calm yourself
- Communicate wth your school
- … and many more.