Returning to School
Children's Mental Health
Last week Reception talked about worries during their online sessions to link to Children's Mental Health Week. They then made worry monsters that they could share their worries with whilst they were at home. Here are some of the ones made at home by the children over the weekend. Why don't you have a go at making one of your own?
Often when we picture anxiety, we picture the “typical” symptoms — worrying, overthinking, panic attacks etc. However, anxiety can present itself in a lot of different ways.
It’s important for us to recognise that anxiety is often more than just worrying. A child who appears to be oppositional or aggressive may be reacting to anxiety - anxiety they may not be able to articulate effectively, or not even fully recognise their feelings.
Children's emotions can seem big and unpredictable at times. Although these can be natural parts of a developing mind, it's easy for us to be drawn into a "fixer" role and want to make the crying stop.
Here are 10 different ways to acknowledge and validate their emotions, while also giving them the words to make sense of what they are feeling
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