The Distressed Child

In spite of the best efforts of both teacher and parents a small number of children will still become upset. If your child happens to be one of them don’t panic. Patience and perseverance can work wonders.

A Word of Advice

  • Trust the teacher. She is experienced and resourceful and is used to coping with all kinds of starting –off problems.
  • Try not to show any outward signs of your own distress. Sometimes the parents are more upset than the child and are the main cause of his anxiety.
  • When you have reassured them, leave as fast as possible. The teacher can distract and humour them more easily when you are not around.
  • Check back discreetly in a short while. You will invariably find that calm has been restored.