The beginning of the school year brings up lots of emotions. One of the overpowering emotions can be anxiety. Helping students work through anxiety may be one of the most important jobs of a teacher. Struggling with anxiety as an adult is tough every day, but struggling with anxiety as a child can be even tougher, especially when you don’t know what it is.
As teachers or parents, it is important that we help our students to realize what anxiety is, and what we can do to help ease it. Sometimes it is not the grand gestures, but the little things we do throughout the day that make the larger impact. These suggestions are by no means a catch-all, but they can begin the process of alleviating nerves that can get in a student’s way.
Validate Their Feelings
Share Your Feelings
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