• Coping With Social Anxiety 

    During Social Distancing

    EN ESPAÑOL

    Helping reluctant kids stay connected

    “Open the conversation...It sounds simple, but if your child is avoiding connecting with friends, ask why. They may feel overwhelmed by the amount of school calls, be uncomfortable with the format, not know what to say or worry about what others may think. Whatever the reason, don’t argue. Instead, show empathy and talk about what’s different or what upsets them. Just understanding your child’s hesitation might reveal some simple solutions —”

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    Coping With Social Anxiety During Social Distancing

    Series Back-to-School Anxiety in Kids: What to Watch Out For This Year

    At a Glance

    • Many kids are anxious about going back to school this year.
    • Some are afraid that they or family members will get sick. Others worry they’ve fallen behind and won’t catch up.
    • Anxiety can make it harder for kids to use coping skills they’ve learned in the past.

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    Back-to-School Anxiety in Kids: What to Watch Out For This Year