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Back to School: Emotional Awareness

Updated: May 9, 2023

As a parent or teacher it is so easy to get caught up in the stress of going back to school. You have to make sure the kids are ready and have all of the supplies they need to start the year. Not to mention the change in routine from the summer ending. In other words, it can feel extremely overwhelming. So just as you are trying to manage your own emotions remember that your children or the kids you are working with are going through the same changes.

Back to school: Emotional Awareness

So remember....TAKE A STEP BACK.....BREATH. Create a place where you and your child can emotionally feel safe and decompress.

Tips for finding your Calm & Focus

  • Make a positive list about the upcoming school year

  • Name your emotional trigger: (change, stress, task management)

  • Challenge your negative thoughts

  • Create emotion cups with your kids

  • Use a daily check in system to understand how your kids are feeling at home or in the class room.

  • Allow 15-30 minutes a day for your self to decompress.

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