Learn How To Tackle School Phobia As Your Child Returns To School
Apr 13, 2022, 5:00 pm - 5:54 pm
Two years of digital learning and staying at home have made children anxious about going back to a physical school. Not all children are welcoming the reopening of schools with a happy heart and rather feel stressed out stepping out of their comfort zone. Children are jittery to return to school as they are just not ready for in-person learning.
Some of the reasons for school-phobia in children include:
Some children have lost a family member to COVID and are finding it difficult to deal with the loss.
There is uncertainty about the future as there is already speculation going on by experts of the 4th wave happening in India anytime this year, keeping in view the surge of cases in China, South Korea and other countries.
Children are finding it difficult to step out of the comfort zone of their home as they have got used to attending online classes sitting in their bedroom or drawing/dining room instead of the classroom.
They are finding it difficult to deal with separation anxiety after staying 24/7 with their parents and other family members for around two years now.
They feel under pressure meeting the social and academic demands of school such as following a fixed time table, performing well in tests, bullying in school by schoolmates etc.
They may feel under stress due to some of the changes they may expect at school, such as needing to wear a mask, physical distancing from friends and teachers, etc.
Join in this parentune workshop with child psychologist Kumkum Jagadish to learn how to tackle school phobia in a child as s/he is returning to school. Register now and ask all your questions.
Kumkum Jagadish, Clinical psychologist
Kumkum Jagadish is a Psychologist and Counsellor and specialises in counseling, parenting and life skills development. She has been conducting various sessions on areas like self-awareness, parenting and life skills development to name a few.
| Apr 10, 2022
Hello Ma'am ! How can I prepare my 8 year old and 6 year old for school. Though it's been one week already since the opening of schools still they keep on crying in the morning while waking up. I literally have to pull them out of bed And drag them to get ready. This everyday morning drama is giving me jitters. Please help.
| Apr 10, 2022
My daughter keeps on cribbing after coming back from school. She cooks up stories so that I don't send her to school the next day. Such as washrooms are filthy, no one wears masks, and so on. In the morning also she starts to complain of stomachache, or dizziness. How do I help her deal with school-phobia ?
| Apr 10, 2022
Namaskar Ma'am! My childrens' school has reponed already from this Monday. I am still not convinced whether I should be sending them to school or not. I don't think school authorities will be able to take up ample steps keeping in the mind the surge of cases in European countries in the 4th wave which can happen in India anytime soon. Thoughts such as what if, something happens to my children keep on hovering my mind. So how do I get rid of this fear? Please guide me.
| Apr 13, 2022
Hello ma'am 👋 i have changed my child's school this year ..he is studying in LKG ..before this he was studying in school where there were only 25 students and most of the time they were engaged in activity.. now this new school has nearly 50 students and only 1 teacher... also they were made to write in classroom only with no extra curricular activities.. so my child is not willing to go school... I am also regretting for my decision.. now I can't take out him from new school... pl suggest me some idea so that he can enjoy going school..
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| Apr 10, 2022
Good evening Ma'am !My son is 8years old . He is getting so scared even on talking of returning to school. Actually my husband is in a transferable job . So just two months before the pandemic started we got his admission in this new school. As he could hardly attend it, he doens't have freinds there. Now when schools are reopening he just doesn't want to return to school. Please give your valuable suggestions to convince him to go back. 🙏🏻