It’s a new school year!
Have your children gone back to their normal school, or have they started a new school? Mine has just started senior school ... EEEkkkkkk!
Leaving the safety of primary school to venture into the unknown at secondary school is so exciting for some children.
For others it can feel more doomed if they are anxious about how they are going to fit in now that their long term group of friends and classmates has drifted into the past.
This anxiety plays into the fear that they won’t be accepted; that they’ll be rejected at every turn because they fear the unknown. In reality this isn’t what happens, and what they don’t realise is that they are far from being along in these thoughts – the person who thrives on meeting new people is far more rare than the person who struggles.
Once social anxiety builds it can have a huge, detrimental affect on schoolroom engagement and academic progress children make. By sensitively acknowledging and addressing the issue from the start you child can feel supported and confident to deal with issues as they arise.
So how can EFT help your (almost) teenager at their new school?
Jo Picken, or Tappy Jo, as she's known to over 250 she has worked with, can help your child find strategies to cope, bust anxiety and build confidence in all aspects of their life.
Click the link below to book a call and see if Tappy Jo can help your family.