Tackling Back to School Anxiety

child anxious about going to school

Returning to school in the new year triggers mixed emotions in children. Some wish the long summer weeks will never end, while for others boredom sets in, or they miss their school friends and yearn for the return to the classroom. Regardless, many children start to feel anxious and a bit wobbly on the first day back at school, but with parental support most children are able to move through their fear, embrace new and rekindled friendships, and settle into the demands of the classroom. 

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Helping Your Child's Fear of Needles

child giving teddy bear a needle

This week children 5 years+ are now eligible for Covid vaccines in Australia.  I’ve already been contacted by several parents, worried how their children with fear of needles or needle phobia will cope.  Armed with reassurance, practical strategies and accurate knowledge, parents can help their children through their fears so they don’t go on to be the one in ten adults that have a lifetime fear of needles.

Fear of needles is very common for children:

  • it is a new/uncommon experience for them…

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