It is normal to have, now and then, depression or anxiety throughout our lives. These are positive signs that tells us that something in our inner self needs improvement. Personal Revolution Therapy encourages us to stop finding ways to get rid off depression or anxiety, an unrealistic approach to mental wellness. Instead, let us find permanent mental tools to help us cope with depression or anxiety that, inevitably, is part of our ongoing human nature to help us deal with diversities in life.
Back-to-school anxiety is an example of normalcy in our kids. Not giving our kids the proper mental tools to cope with anxiety may lead them to develop chronic and diagnosable anxiety disorders later in their lives, like 60-80% of school age kids now, that triggers poor school performance, poor social skills, and be at risk for substance abuse, thus, requiring psychiatric treatment.
Personal Revolution Therapy addresses three simple parenting techniques that can prevent kids from developing back-to-school chronic anxiety .
- Ask how they are feeling about going back to school
- Allow for open communication
- Help them find their own solutions to their anxiety with encouragement and guidance