Many children love starting a new school year. They get to see their friends, meet their new teachers, take on new challenges, and more. For them, change is exciting. They look forward to all the new things they’re going to experience.
But for some children, going back to school is deeply stressful.
Faced with this overwhelming change, they may feel frightened, anxious, or insecure. Stress caused by a new routine can affect children in different ways.
My sons react very differently to life changes, and God knows they happen quite frequently in our household since their dad works for the military.
For example, the first will cry more often than usual, the second will blow up at the smallest provocation, and the third will bully his two brothers for no apparent reason and refuse to eat certain foods.