Going back to school can be a really stressful and anxiety-inducing time for both children and parents. Children who are going back to school or going to school for the first time may experience feelings of anxiety but these are actually normal and expected during these times of transition or change. Still, this time can be stressful not only for both parent and child but for the whole family as well. Fortunately, there are a few children’s books that you can read with your child to help cope with back-to-school anxiety. Here’s a short list, with a brief description of each book.
Selective Mutism is a complex childhood anxiety disorder characterized by a child’s glaring inability to speak and communicate effectively in select social settings, such as school, despite being able to speak in other situations. The book “Easing School Jitters For the Selectively Mute Child” by Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum attempts to provide guidance on how to deal with this condition in the school.
A professional house renovator, a common garden snail, a coastal town on the North Sea coast of England. They all have something in common.