How to support your kids as they head back to school

It's important for parents to support their children as they begin a new academic year.

Family therapist and clinical social worker Talya Ressel says it is always a new start for young ones.

Ressel says parents need to work on creating a positive experience for their children and help manage the anxiety around this time.

She warns against imposing their own past experiences on children or dismissing their fears.

  • ask your child how they are feeling
  • listen
  • acknowledge the anxiety or stress
  • help set some goals
  • help problem solve, where warranted
  • model a positive expectation
  • let children learn and develop skills themselves
  • be a team with your child's teachers

Take a listen to her tips:


Read More
How to raise independent eaters

How to raise independent eaters

Columnist for the Washington Post gives tips on why parents shouldn't lecture their children about healthy eating.

Insufficient space for newbies at universities, parents urged to consider TVET

Insufficient space for newbies at universities, parents urged to consider TVET

Universities South Africa CEO, Professor Ahmed Bawa, says universities have received a large number of applications this year.

Not all germs are bad for your kids, explains Dr Green

Not all germs are bad for your kids, explains Dr Green

Health and wellness expert Dr Darren Green tells parents and teachers what to look out for and shares his views on vaccines.

Parents urged to check tertiary institutions are legit before registering kids

Parents urged to check tertiary institutions are legit before registering kids

The Council on Higher Education says parents need to be wary of the increasing number of fly-by-night tertiary institutions.

Mum shocked at 11 year-old kids school magazine obscenities

Mum shocked at 11 year-old kids school magazine obscenities

When her young daughter came home with her end of year school mag, there were obscene comments written by some kids.

10 holiday activities to keep your tweens and teens busy

10 holiday activities to keep your tweens and teens busy

No idea what to do with your kids over these holidays? Here's a few fun activities that will keep them entertained.

Future-proofing your child

Future-proofing your child

Redi speaks to authors of the book, 'Future-proof Your Child' about preparing your child for a world we don't understand

Popular articles
Zim ministers snub Mugabe's cabinet meeting call

Zim ministers snub Mugabe's cabinet meeting call

Regional Co-Ordinator at Crisis Zimbabwe Coalition, Joy Mabenge says the keys to Mugabe's impeachment are turning very fast.

Tender irregularities plague City of Cape Town

Tender irregularities plague City of Cape Town

Allegations point to irregularities in the tender processes where some bidders were preferred by the City's senior executives.

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

Up for a Springboks level scrum? Instructions on how to ensure you get the deals in your inbox the moment they become known...

I didn't believe that he was ever going to step down - JJ Cornish

I didn't believe that he was ever going to step down - JJ Cornish

EWN Africa Correspondent, JJ Cornish describes Mugabe's Sunday evening speech as a humiliating downturn for the Zim president.