Preschoolers and young children deal with many of the same emotions adults do. They can feel angry, sad, frustrated, nervous, happy, or embarrassed, but they often do not have the words to talk about how they feel.
In addition to the individualized support your child receives from nurturing teachers, you can take steps at home to help preschoolers with their feelings.
The transition from the end of summer to return to school can be a stressful time for both children and parents. The start of the new school year is exciting, but it also prompts stress and anxiety. Many children display some difficulty separating from parents to attend school, and some shyness or worry about schedules, schoolwork, or friends is natural.
With the change, some anxiety is a normal response, but parents can empower and encourage their children as they return to school.