In an earlier post (5 Ways to Foster Quality Motivation in Your Child), I talked about the importance of acknowledging and accepting your child’s perspective. Well, you know one thing that I’m pretty sure none of us parents or educators have ever had to do? Attend school during a pandemic. I doubt that any of us have had an experience even remotely similar. It can be difficult understanding your child’s perspective when their situation is so far removed from our own experiences. Sure, by logic we know it can be scary and cause anxiety, but we don’t really know what our kids may be feeling and thinking. This article may help you gain a better understanding of what it’s like for them and may provide some ideas for starting a conversation with your kid about their thoughts and feelings.

Helping Kids Handle Back-to-School Anxiety Amid COVID-19

Author: Hollie Strano, Susan Moses

Published: 5:52 AM EDT July 30, 2020 by WKYC Studios