This year has been a challenge for everyone, including kids who are going back to school for the first time in a while. Kids who are already anxious may suffer from particularly severe symptoms. Kids could get anxious about being behind and unable to catch up, not fitting in, and could even worry about family members getting sick.
Some of the signs of anxiety include headaches, crying, and constantly asking “what if” questions. If your child is suffering from anxiety, keep up an open line of communication between you, your student, and his or her teacher. You all can manage this situation together. Read this article on Understood.org to learn more about back to school anxiety in kids!