This is the time of year when, amid the back to school shopping and the schedules, kids start getting anxious about the new school year. Whether they are going into 1st grade or college, a lot of students can experience feelings ranging from worry to dread. Some will remember the pressure they've felt in years past.
Sometimes this presents as acting out with attitudes and tantrums, and sometimes these feelings come out as a surge in energy.
However your child is handling this season, be sure to ask them how they're feeling about the upcoming year. Really listen to their answers. Then let them know you support and love them and will help them through this new school year!