My dad has the same nightmare every fall: he is in a classroom preparing to take a final exam, when he realizes he never attended the class or completed any of the assignments! He is certain he is going to fail.
School is in full swing, and it brings some excitement, along with some stressors. It is quite common for a new school year to bring new or old problems back to the surface for your child or your family. Homework battles, social anxiety, feeling overwhelmed by the “todos.” If any of this sounds familiar, you are not alone and there is help.
I have worked in an elementary school as a therapist for children and families, and have the training and experience to ease some of the struggles your child may be facing. My training includes play therapy training. Play therapy allows children (and adults, too) to express and work through problems in ways they are comfortable. Playing is how kids communicate and learn. Playing also strengthens relationships with peers and parents.
If you are looking for some assistance with the school, behavioral, or relationship struggles your child is experiencing, let’s talk! I am available to collaborate with your family and your child’s teachers to provide a united approach to your concerns.
And to celebrate the season, here is a classic, thoroughly awkward school picture of your’s truly: