Monday, August 30, 2010

Jacob's Separation/School Anxiety

Posted by Cecile at Monday, August 30, 2010
Finally, after a week of struggles and anxiety attacked; our son is back to his old self again. His loves for school and learning is back. I thought that day would never come soon. Now, my worries are gone....he even found a friend to play with at his new school. I am so glad that Ms. Durbin (his teacher) is very kind and understanding. He knew what Jacob was going through and knew how to handle the situation; now Jacob loves his teacher and always talks about her.

Facts about school anxiety.
Recent studies show that anxiety disorders are one of the most common psychiatric conditions among kids, with as many as 10% suffering from them and requiring medical treatment. No studies have been conducted on how common school anxiety is, but some experts believe it's on the rise among younger kids, including preschoolers.

"Our society is expecting more and more from our kids at younger ages," says Sucheta Connolly, M.D., a child psychiatrist and director of the Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the University of Illinois in Chicago, which treats children as young as 2. "And not all of them can handle it." But how do you know whether your child's protests are a ploy to avoid an uncomfortable situation or a genuine cry for help? In an interview with Child, Dr. Connolly explained how to tell the difference and outlined what parents can do to ease every child's entry into school.


Dhemz said...

oh imagine nako si jake nga atakihon sa anxiety....ehehhee...I think it's normal to all kids...ang uban gani nga makaihi sa ka anxious...ehehhehe! lol....:)

glad to know jake is back to normal!

♣☆♥Willa♥☆♣ said...

Good job for Jacob for finding a new friend. :)

Between my two boys, si Patrick ang medyo maiiyak noon to see me go but not totally na he hauls in crying, he try his best not to cry, but with Kendrick,he is so natural, as if he was born in school lol!, kahit yung class nya pa lang sa library noon na once a week and he was barely 4 years old, he shows no problem at na maiwan.

Cookie said...

halu Ces! glad to know that Jacob's okay now with school. Actually, pg school ni Chloe before, ako man ang ngka develop ug separation anxiety, hehe. Mura man gud mi ug sumpay tina-e before she went to school, hahaha.

Oi, was looking for your cbox pero I'm thinking of deleting mine pd kay daghan mga walay hinungdan ga leave ug message oi. ang uban mga porno pa jud kalagot! hehe

Have a nice Sunday in there Cecile!

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