As a high school student, my anxiety levels would go up around the resumption of the school term. There was always something to worry about: puberty, bullies, peer pressure, mathematics (I struggled with this one subject), being homesick (I attended a government boarding school out of town).These were some of the struggles I had to overcome, during the school year.
I did not always come forward with these problems, but would often cry in the corner. I could not always hide these problems or find solutions from my friends either. My parents did their best to help me survive every school year and survive I must. As another school year progresses, I am sure there will be some kids faced with similar struggles. Parents have a lot of preparation to make, to ensure their kids hit the ground running at the start of term: shopping for school supplies, checking school information, organizing after-school activities, etc.
I was having a chat with a friend about the challenges of helping kids get through school while being a good parent. It is tough but worth it. While these preparations are important, as parents, our role in the success of our kids in the school year is huge.
Here are some ways parents can help their kids survive another school year.