School is a place that provides varied opportunities for development, exposure to new experiences, and a platform to build friendships and relationships – all that boosts self-esteem and a sense of achievement in children. It is, however, completely normal for children to feel worried about aspects of school like the pressure of performance in examinations, the presence of authority, the expectation of being disciplined, being liked by friends, etc. Though most children enjoy going to school, some of them may find it challenging and distressing. What about your kid? Is he or she facing school related anxiety?
Going back to school can be stressful, especially for kids living through the Covid-19 pandemic and returning to the classroom. In fact, school related anxiety can result in the child being reluctant to go to school which hinders opportunities for growth and can have an impact on the overall wellbeing of the child and that’s why it is important to recognise and work upon with a mental health professional.
If you have also been wondering whether your child is going through school-related anxiety, take this quiz! It is especially designed by Nazneen Chunawala, counselling psychologist, Mpower Outreach, who comes with 15 years of experience in the field.
Help your child at the right time!