Whether your child will be entering school for the first time or has been going for years, heading back to school can be stressful and many kids will display anxiety about this change in there routine. They may be more easily frustrated, or experience problems with things that are usually easy. They might have trouble going to bed, falling asleep, staying asleep or getting up out of bed in the morning. The bottom line is that we need to cut our kids a little slake as they start back to school. It’s a tough time, but most kids will work through it.
For most kids this anxiety is normal and will pass after a short time, but some kids are dealing with bigger issues. This great article in the Highlands Today talks about ways to assess if what
you are dealing with is ‘normal’ or whether you might want to consider seeking professional help. It also provides some good strategies for dealing with ‘separation anxiety’.
Anxiety is one of many things work with horses can help with. Through building self confidence our clients begin to see themselves as more capable of facing challenges in their lives. They discover that they do have problem solving skills that they can use when faced with a problem and they learn that there are often many ways to work through a situation.
If you have a child or teen that is struggling with anxiety issues, work with horses may be able to help. We would love to show you around, introduce you to our wonderful horses, learn more about what you are dealing with and share how our program works. Call or email to schedule a visit.