Try these strategies to help children cope with going back to school – they work for parents and teachers too | Bethany Devenish, Ana Mantilla and Nicole Rinehart for the Conversation

If your child is anxious about starting school or going back after the summer holidays, the approaches we use for children with disability can help all families

Why does one child experience excitement at the thought of starting the school year while another experiences debilitating anxiety?

It’s rarely one thing and is often a combination of factors, including a child’s temperament and self-confidence; their previous experiences at school, kinder or childcare; friendships they’ve already formed; and the types of transition activities they’ve undertaken.

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