We know that transitioning back to school after a 3-month break can be tough for both children and parents. For some children, anticipating a new grade, a new classroom, a new teacher, making friends, facing bullies, feeling “uncool” or coping with academic pressures can fuel anxiety, even dread. This anxiety may be experienced through such symptoms as headaches, stomachaches, sleep difficulties, and even school refusal.
Back 2 School will help parents understand how to help their anxious child transition back to school. We will discuss the "morning routine," what to do if your child refuses school, and many other challenges that your child may have with returning to school. Parents will also have an opportunity to ask “What do I do when….” questions.
Randy Floyd, LSCSW
Randy is the founder of Midwest Anxiety. He is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who is an optimist and passionate about helping people focus on what they can do rather than what they can't do. Randy believes that building a strong therapeutic relationship and tapping into a person's strengths are the most essential components of the therapeutic experience. Randy is passionate about changing the way we do mental health. He is focused on making mental health normal, a positive experience. He is also adamant about doing mental health differently. Randy believes the "old ways" suggest mental health is for the "broken" or "mentally ill." Randy believes that "Everyone Struggles." Sure. Some people struggle more than others, but everyone struggles with something. With this belief, Randy is focused on providing a wide range of programs and services to help people be mentally well ;) Go give Randy a fist bump on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Reilly Dodd, LPC
Reilly is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has over 12 years of experience in education both as a teacher and school counselor. As an educator, Reilly has a unique and effective approach to counseling and understands the importance of building healthy family relationships. She loves working with children, parents and families to help them reach their full potential. Reilly believes everyone faces challenges and loves the concept of a growth mindset to help people realize that challenge and obstacles are a natural part of the learning and growth process. Go check out what Reilly is up to on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Parents of school aged children 5-17 years old who may have trouble transitioning back to school.
We've made it easy for you to join the class. This class is held Live Online. No need to get a baby sitter! You'll join the class from the convenience of your computer. When you join the class online, you'll see the presenter and the presenter's screen. You will not be seen or heard, but will be able to engage in conversation and ask questions through the class chat platform. So....put your comfortable clothes on, sit back, and enjoy.
UNABLE TO ATTEND ALL THE DATES?
We know family life is busy with homework, baseball games, getting dinner on the table, family get togethers, and much much more. No worries if you are not able to attend all the dates live. We get it ;) All classes are audio/video recorded and you'll be able to access the class recordings on the class web page.
2 WEEK CLASS
August 8, 2018, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Morning Routine
We will discuss how to handle the morning routine when your child may have trouble getting out of bed, move slowly, cry, and many of the other behaviors that are associated with not wanting to go to school. We will also have time to get your questions answered.
August 15, 2018, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Trouble at Drop Off, Phone Calls During the School Day, School Refusal
We will discuss how to handle it when your child has trouble at drop off and/or may call you during the school day to pick him/her up from school. We will also have time to get your questions answered.
Participating in this class allows you the opportunity to become a member of the Monthly Club. With joining the Monthly Club, you'll get more of an individualized focus and accountability than our classes but not as much of a commitment as our individual therapy. You'll get access to all our resources and the opportunity to have a one hour per month video call with one of our therapist. If you've taken one of our classes, but not sure you want to jump to individual therapy, try the Monthly Club.
Seating is limited. To guarantee an online seat, please register early.