Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is the term used to describe all types of abuse, neglect, and other potentially traumatic experiences that occur to a person under the age of 18.
Recovery takes on many forms and is a journey we can all relate to. It is a journey that breaks us down, challenges us, and builds us back up. Whether we are working through the loss of a loved one, battling addiction, or struggling to find a way to manage our own mental health; we all are on the journey to self-healing.
We’re fast approaching that time of back to school shopping for clothes, school supplies, backpacks, and the list goes on. Our focus shifts from summer fun to starting school again. Many children experience symptoms of anxiety as they prepare to return back to school such as having stomach aches, difficulty sleeping, irritability, decreased appetite, and increased meltdowns. As parents, here are some ways you can ease your child’s anxiety at this time of transition into the school year.