Are you worried about things at school?
That’s ok, lots of children find school difficult at times. When we asked children what they were worried about, one third of them said school.
Some of the things you might be worried about are:
- Moving to secondary school
- Changing teachers
- Feeling anxious about going to school
- Bullying (click on it and takes you to a separate page)
- Friendship Issues (click on and takes you My Friendships)
- Finding work difficult
Some of these ideas can help with coping with change
- Sometimes it is helpful to know that people naturally don’t like change. That’s why we can find certain situations difficult because they make us feel anxious, such as going back to school after the holidays, the thought of moving/changing schools or being separated from your parent even just for a day.
- Ask any adults you know how they felt about new situations and changes in life they experienced and ask for tips on how they coped and dealt with the feelings of being nervous and worried.
- Talk to another child who has coped with change
- Share your experience with another child.
- Talk to a trusted adult (click to link to section on trusted adult)
- Go to your safe place and make a plan to help prepare for change
- If you are moving to a new school, take a look at their website and get to know some facts about the school. Try to come up with at least one thing you are looking forward to
If you are finding work difficult you are not alone
Many many children across the world also find school work challenging and difficult.
If you ask any adult they will be able to give you examples of times when they found school tough. There is lots of support to help with school work.
- Ask for help from a friend
- Speak to a teacher
- Talk to the adults at home
- Break problems down into little manageable chunks
- Think about what you are good at to boost your confidence, remember back to the time when you weren’t so good at it, recognize how far you have come and what it was you did to improve.