Back to school can be worrisome

NANAIMO: Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors offer tips for parents.

Some adults might look back on their summer vacations and remember that those long, hot days felt like they would last forever.

But even though summer’s not over yet, many kids are already experiencing back to school anxiety.

“We get a lot of calls in August from worried kids,” said Cheryl-Lynn Roberts, a counsellor at Kids Help Phone. “They’re thinking that September is right around the corner and they’re worried about what to wear, worried about getting lost, worried about peer pressure or worried about bullying.”

Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors offer tips for parents on helping their kids prepare to go back to school.

To learn more, please visit www.kidshelpphone.ca.