Preparing Your Child for “Big School”

boy in school uniform sitting by himself looking downwards

By: Brendan Jaensch

There are often two extreme responses when it comes to children starting school for the first time: some excitedly run into school grounds, never looking back, while others cling to mum and dad for dear life. And it’s not just the children who experience a whirl of emotions, either. Some parents are also trying to hold it all together. Continue reading “Preparing Your Child for “Big School””

How to Help Your Anxious Child Transition Back to School

photo of a school aged child looking out the window

By: Dr Justin Coulson

I recently wrote about how to find joy during crisis. Much of what I included came from my Facebook community, who shared their stories of joy and happiness out of a stressful and difficult time. This included parents who have had the immense pleasure of watching their previously anxious and unhappy children thrive. Continue reading “How to Help Your Anxious Child Transition Back to School”