Preventing Childhood Stress: School-Related Anxiety

Children and teens often struggle with the social and academic pressures of a school environment. For a child with an anxiety disorder, the start of the school year can be even more stressful. Children who have too much school-related anxiety can develop school avoidance, and anxious teens may turn to substance abuse to cope.

Fortunately, these behaviors can be avoided if parents take preventive measures. Click the link to lead about ways that parents can help their child to cope with anxiety in a school setting.