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  • Writer's pictureSally Carpenter

Preparing Our Kids for 'Back to School'.

Updated: Aug 16, 2021

Thinking about going back to school can be tough on parents. It can also be tough on our children. We see an increase in Social Anxiety, and Test Anxiety when talking about going back to school. We hear thoughts such as, "Will I fit in? Am I enough? Will I make any friends this year? We hear about REAL fears of Bullying.


Parents and children are feeling the pressure and weight that going back to school can carry. Last year and this year have been especially difficult and confusing to navigate.

We want to help prepare you for difficult conversations, help your children understand their emotions, and learn how to manage, release and feel better about this upcoming school year.


Back-to-School Anxiety

We know that starting a new school year is exciting and that it can also come with some back-to-school anxiety. Thinking about the new classes, new friends, old friends, and where we fit in; all can be scary even at the best of times. Managing back-to-school anxiety during coronavirus is a whole new challenge that kids have been experiencing.

Although change can be scary, it also presents an opportunity to learn, grow and become resilient. Being prepared to go back to school and having a plan to manage your anxiety about going back to school will help you rise to the challenge.

Check out 10 tips we found on how to ease back-to-school anxiety Here.


Bullying Fears

Bullying is a big problem that affects lots of kids, teens, and young adults. Most kids say they have been bullied or teased at least once. Being bullied can make kids feel bad, and the stress of dealing with it can make them feel physically sick.

Bullying can make kids not want to play outside or go to school. It's hard to keep your mind on schoolwork when you're worried about how you're going to deal with the bully near your locker.

Bullying affects our emotions. It leaves us feeling alone and afraid. It can prevent us from wanting to participate in school or attend events.

Different types of bullying-

  • Physical bullying is when bullies hurt their targets physically. This might be shoving, tripping, punching, or hitting. Any form of touching that a person does not want can be bullying and possible sexual assault.

  • Verbal bullying is taunting or teasing someone.

  • Psychological bullying is gossiping about or excluding people to make them feel bad about themselves.

  • Cyberbullying is when bullies use the internet and social media and say things that they might not say in person. This can include sending mean texts, posting insults about someone on Twitter, or making rude comments on their Instagram pictures. Cyberbullies also might post personal information, pictures, or videos designed to hurt or embarrass someone else.

What Are the Effects of Bullying?

Bullies often pick on people over and over again. This can make teens:

  • feel afraid, stressed, depressed, or anxious

  • have thoughts about suicide or hurting themselves

  • have trouble with their schoolwork

  • have problems with mood, energy level, sleep, and appetite


Am I Enough

Am I Enough? Will people like me? Do I like myself? Am I smart enough, attractive enough, interesting enough, loveable enough? Am I eating, cutting, shopping, watch lots of TV, or playing video games to avoid my feelings? What do you believe about yourself? What pictures are you making in your head about yourself? What words do you say about yourself? Do you believe in yourself? Do you feel that You Are Enough??? I remember the pain of not feeling like I was enough and I have seen my own kids and many others not feel like they are Enough. Let me help you change those pictures, words, and thoughts you have about yourself so that you can feel...that ..YOU ARE ENOUGH!!! Using the Emotion Code/Bode Code and Psych K let's find what trapped negative emotions, limiting beliefs, and sabotaging thoughts are keeping you stuck.

How Does Emotion Code Help?

Emotion Code Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, and safe approach for emotional balance. The focus is on finding the trapped emotions and releasing them. Rather than focusing on the circumstances which caused the emotional imbalance. As you become more balanced, you'll feel better, more at ease, and happier!

Sally supports and helps people of all ages and sees amazing results with children and young adults. This is the perfect season to assure that that physical and emotional wellbeing is healthy and ready for School.


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