If you have a child who struggles with anxiety, they don't just struggle with it at home. Let's talk about how you can partner with your child's teachers to offer consistent care and support so anxiety is managed better in the classroom and on the playground. Because after all, half your kid's waking hours are spent there and we want school to feel safe for our kids.
You know how tricky it is to parent an anxious child at home and you know that kids with overwhelming fears and worries do not just feel them at home. For nearly half their waking hours, kids are in the care of teachers and school or daycare supports and in the midst of a tonne of social dynamics that can poke at anxiety and make it grow. And one thing we know about helping our kids cope with anxiety, is that they need consistent, steady messaging from grounded adults around them. What better partnership than caregivers and teachers to offer your child a solid base from which to learn to feel safe and calm. Today we're talking with school counsellors, Megan Beyer and Dave McVety, about how educators and parents can help children and youth cope better both in the classroom and on the playground.
What is Parenting in the Trenches with Karen Peters?
Hey weary parent. Parenting is a tough gig, but we've got your back. Join child and family therapist, and mom-in-the-trenches, Karen Peters and learn about skills to support you in supporting your kids, while laughing and getting real about the crazy sticky messiness of life with kiddo's.