Back to School Stress

child going back to school

One Source EAP Connections – September 2021

It’s that time of year again that parents normally celebrate and which causes mixed feelings in kids - back to school! Like 2020, this year is anything but normal.

COVID-19 is once again overshadowing the school year and complicating our emotions. Whether your children are in kindergarten, college or somewhere in between, anxiety is common at the start of a new school year.

This article, “Navigating Back-to-School Stress and Anxiety” helps you recognize the signs of anxiety in your children and yourself. Learn what you can do to help both your students and yourself cope and get great tips on how to talk to your children about their feelings.

Let One Source EAP help with school-related stress, from individual sessions for you AND your children up to age 26, to EAP seminars, to the Calm Collection video series. Use your benefit by calling (800) 300-0628. The Access Center is open 24/7/365.

Contact with the EAP is completely confidential!

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Letting Go – The College Thing

Sending a child off to college can be especially stressful for both parents and students.

In the article “How to Let Go: Here’s What to Know,” there are five things to keep in mind:

  • Embrace Your Changing Relationship
  • Give Them Space
  • Let Them Make Mistakes
  • Don’t Worry, They Still Need You
  • Don’t Forget About You

Need some assistance processing your feelings? Reach out to One Source EAP at (800) 300-0628.

Have College Students? The new EAP seminar “So Your Kids Are Off to College, What’s Next?” is For You!

Our new seminar, “So Your Kids Are Off to College, What’s Next?” helps you cope with letting go and coping with the dreaded empty nest! Schedule a seminar for your next team or staff meeting. Your HR partner can help you request a seminar. Don’t forget to pack the 800 number with your college student for access to counselors while they’re on campus. We have counselors across the country!

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