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After-school restraint collapse is a real thing—here’s how to deal with it

When Parker Kraychy started grade one, his mom, Kristi Kraychy, heard nothing but positive reviews about his behavior. He was a total angel, said his teacher; he worked hard and listened well. Naturally, Kraychy was pleased—but she could hardly believe it. That’s because Parker was routinely a hot mess at home after school. Angry, yelling meltdowns were an almost-daily occurrence for months.

If this sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a real phenomenon.

READ MORE: https://www.todaysparent.com/kids/school-age/after-school-restraint-collapse-is-a-real-thing-heres-how-to-deal-with-it/

After-school restraint collapse is real—here’s how to help your child

Your children’s teachers insist they are as lovely as can be during the school day—but that’s not what you’re experiencing when 3 o’clock rolls around. They don’t have split personalities, they’re just experiencing something called “after-school restraint collapse.” And, according to experts, it’s both totally common and totally something we can help our children overcome.

READ MORE: https://www.mother.ly/child/if-your-child-falls-apart-after-school-theres-a-good-reason-why

Talking to your children about keeping their bodies safe

Earlyopenoften.org contains shareable child protection resources designed especially for families, with tips on how to start sensitive conversations and reinforce safety rules.

It’s every adult’s responsibility to help keep kids safe from abuse, and open communication is one of the best strategies.

 

Talking to children about terrorism

In light of tragic events around the world, parents may wonder, “How do I talk about this with my child?” We are sharing this article from Ritamaria Laird, MA, LCPC, NCC, a leading expert in pediatric mental health in Chicago, as it may help you tackle this tough topic.

Anxiety in students: Turning it Around

Anxiety is a normal response to something dangerous or stressful. It becomes a problem when it shows up at unexpected times and takes a particularly firm hold. When anxiety is in full swing, it feels awful. Awful enough that anticipation of the feeling is enough in itself to cause anxiety. Read more here…