Imagine that you are holding an umbrella over a loved one while it rains, the rain pouring over you, but the umbrella shielding all of the water from your loved one. You are begging your beloved to come inside to keep you both from getting soaked.
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.