Easing Back to School Anxiety

Community Leader
Registered: 06-27-2006
Easing Back to School Anxiety
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Mon, 08-22-2011 - 9:53am

Having back to school anxiety is normal.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2008
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 12:56pm
Hectic time for parents, indeed! My boys went back to school this morning and it felt like we were all running around like crazy (and I even had backpacks packed, lunches made, clothes put out- all done last night!). It usually takes a week or so to find our groove so I'm sure it'll get easier as time goes on.

I think my boys were feeling a bit of anxiety going back. They were excited, but had a hard time getting to sleep last night (and then they were up at 4am!). My oldest has some anxiety issues so I was sure to slow down and talk to him a lot this weekend about what to expect. Fingers crossed they had a good day!

Community Leader
Registered: 06-27-2006
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 1:24pm

I bet they will have a great time today, Kristy.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 11:40am
They did do really well. Both of them were totally exhausted when they got home and there was little energy left to fight with one another (bonus!). I have a feeling it will be like that a lot this year. From what I've heard, 3rd and 5th grades are both big steps up in academics. We'll see how it goes!