Children return to school
After six weeks of holidays and fun, it can be daunting for most children going back to school and a routine. While some relish the chance to get back to their friends, other children may well have anxiety at the prospect of going back to school.
Over the school holidays, the Parents’ Helpline received a surge in calls from parents concerned about their child’s behaviour .
These calls varied with some parents worried that their children might have ADHD or anger issues whereas other parents were concerned that their child might have a problem learning at school and may have dyslexia or dyspraxia and were keen to find out how to get their child more support if they have special educational needs.
Children may also be worried or anxious about returning to school if they have been bullied in the past and are concerned about it happening again and others may have friendship problems or be worried about upcoming exams and stress at school work.
While most children are likely to feel slightly anxious about returning to school after such a long period away from school, parents worried that their child is displaying extreme symptoms of anxiety or depression should contact the Parents’ Helpline particularly if the symptoms continue for more than a few days.
Parents can call the Parents' Helpline on 0808 8025544.