Returning to school after vacations, large or short, can be stressful for many children. The reasons for academic stress are different:, new subjects that were not there last year, a large volume of assignments and workloads, old debts in exams and tests that will have to retake, or the upcoming graduation year. But what unites them is that the child feels regular or even constant anxiety and anxiety due to school and school.

Stress can be increased by the expectation of greater independence, organization and responsibility for academic performance on the part of parents, teachers, and the child himself, who may feel stupid if he forgets to write down homework assignments, misses a test deadline, or does not understand a new topic. …

The good news is that parents can help their children learn to cope with learning stress and before academic performance gets out of hand.

Child psychologist Wendy Moss recommends several ways to support you.

1. Talk to your child about how he sees this problem.
Try to understand what exactly is interfering with his studies. Children are very discerning, and by asking the right questions, you can get to know the situation better from the perspective of the child himself, and not just the people around him. This means that we must unite in the search for a solution to the difficulties that have arisen.

2. Help your child learn useful skills in planning, organizing, and time-managing their classroom work.
Many homework problems for example about are associated not with a lack of ability, but with distractions (phone, TV, noise during homework preparation), insufficient ability to organize the workplace and time (begins to prepare for the test at the very last moment; forgets the necessary books; doesn’t know where to start and therefore puts it off).

3. Support your child by teaching him how to make difficult work easier.
Learning anxiety is especially pronounced in children with long and difficult assignments (such as exams). This can suppress the child’s self-confidence and cause a desire to avoid, hide, get away from their implementation. Help him divide the big work into small steps that in themselves will no longer seem impracticable, and move from one “step” to another until the entire “ladder” is overcome.

4. Build your child’s self-confidence.
This is a very important part of dealing with learning stress. Constant disappointments can turn anxiety into chronic, and all the strength and energy of the student will go to it. Pay attention if the child compares himself too much to his peers. Or maybe he strives for unattainable perfection (perfectionism) and because of this he is constantly dissatisfied with himself (“I’m so stupid!”). Or, perhaps, he believes that he should only do all the study assignments on his own, without asking for help.

If you notice something similar, take the time to discuss these issues with your child and help him not to be alone with his worries, but to learn to trust himself and other people more. And for prolonged anxiety, when learning stress does not decrease or even increases, it can be helpful to seek support from a teacher or psychologist to discuss options for helping your child.