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EP18: Overcoming Overwhelm as a Child

School and homework can be overwhelming for children at times, and amid a pandemic, feelings of stress and anxiety are understandably been heightened. In this episode, a social worker who works with elementary, middle and high school students joins us to share insights for parents looking to coach their children through these tough moments. Listen as our guest Robin Matarazzo offers valuable tips that can help you help your child overcome overwhelm.

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HELP! MY CHILD IS OVERWHELMED

Most children can relate to feeling overwhelmed at some point in school. Maybe test time is around the corner or they’re not understanding a new concept being taught. Perhaps they’re struggling to adjust to a new learning environment. At times, the stress caused from feeling overwhelmed can become so great that it hinders your child’s progress with assignments. If that’s the case, don’t worry— you can help your child break through this feeling and confidently move forward in their schoolwork.

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3 WAYS TO REDUCE STRESS AND BUILD CONNECTIONS DURING DISTANCE LEARNING 

Source: Sarah Gonser, Edutopia.org

“Remote learning will likely play a role in students’ lives once schools reopen. Here’s how teachers and parents can help kids manage stress, build resilience, and stay connected.”

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SCHOOLS, NOT TEACHERS, MUST REDUCE STRESS AND BURNOUT– HERE’S HOW

Source: Sarah Gonser, Edutopia.org

“School counselors are “shouldering the tremendous responsibility of helping young people heal from the momentous events of the past year and ongoing traumas,” write Justina Schlund and Amanda Fitzgerald for ASCD’s In Service blog, and school leaders, they say, should prioritize counselors’ wellbeing.”

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