It’s been half a month. Has the baby’s “school start syndrome” disappeared?

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It’s been half a month. Has the baby’s “school start syndrome” disappeared?

It’s been half a month. Has the baby’s “school start syndrome” disappeared?

Half halfway since the start of the new semester It’s been months, leaving the comfortable and warm home, the living environment of “flying oneself”, have you ever observed the state of the children at this time? Is it full of expectation or gloomy, full of resistance? Some children even experience physical discomfort, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, stomach pains… Don’t simply think that this is a seasonal illness. We call the series of physical and mental symptoms that some children experience after school starts as “school syndrome”. Today, a psychologist will come to share with you how to avoid and alleviate the child’s “school syndrome”.

How did “school start” evoke “syndrome”?

“School start syndrome” is actually not a professional medical term. Generally speaking, “school syndrome” refers to the difficulty in adapting to the school caused by the transition from a long-term vacation state to the school start state. The awakening of bad emotions and behaviors, such as anxiety and fear in life, poor adjustment to learning, difficulties in interpersonal communication, pressure to enter school, etc. Its main symptoms are depression, tantrums for no reason, fatigue, inability to concentrate, memory loss, insomnia, etc., and some are accompanied by physical symptoms such as headache and stomach pain. So why does “school start syndrome” occur?

The potential impact of the post-epidemic era. Although the new crown epidemic that broke out in early 2020 has been effectively controlled in China, the psychological impact on the whole people continues, especially in Dazhong, which has relatively weak psychological tolerance. Elementary school students. Worries, fears, anxiety about the epidemic, and overreactions to physical and mental symptoms will manifest in varying degrees in children.

The holiday life caused by the difficulty of learning and adapting is sloppy, relatively free and relaxed. After entering the school, facing the new curriculum content and the new rhythm of learning and life, children need a period of time. The process of adapting to time is different, and different children have different adaptability and time. Some children will have difficulties in adapting.

The “withdrawal reaction” from dependence on electronic products. Children are not allowed to bring mobile phones at school. Novels, making friends and chatting, etc. After two months of “indulgence”, returning to school and leaving electronic products such as mobile phones and computers, children may feel bored due to the lack of continuous external stimulation. In situations such as depression, some children may even feel tired of studying.

The pressure caused by the special stage of schooling children will face different pressures at each stage, especially the graduation grade students will face greater pressure. Elementary and middle school students will face academic pressures such as junior high school entrance examination, college entrance examination, etc., while college students will face the pressure of entering a higher school or finding a job after graduation. At these special stages, students may have psychological reactions such as tension and anxiety due to excessive psychological pressure, and in severe cases, they may even suffer from adjustment disorders.

To stimulate the motivation to fight against the “syndrome”

How do children deal with the “school syndrome”? The following suggestions may be helpful:

Adjust your work and rest, go to bed early, get up early, and develop good living habits. Are you staying at home during the holidays, playing mobile phones, watching TV, and sleeping until noon? Once the school starts, it is necessary to change from “owl” to “lark” as soon as possible. The best way is to set a schedule for yourself, get up at the time of school, and don’t stay up late at night. At the same time, add learning tasks, exercise time, reading time, etc. according to the class time in the whole day plan. This will help you get into school more quickly.

Improve learning methods. Maybe you were worried about your learning methods before. Maybe you feel that you are working hard but your academic performance has not been satisfactory. Then you may need to make some improvements in your learning methods. The learning methods that suit everyone may be different, but there are several important points that need to be paid attention to: prepare before class, concentrate on listening in class, organize the necessary after class, think positively, and be good at asking questions.

Pay attention to emotion regulation. You just started school. Maybe you are worried about being criticized because you have not finished your vacation homework. Maybe you are about to enter a new school or class and feel anxious. A bad experience or emotional problem basis, returning to school again and feeling scared and other negative emotions. Don’t be afraid at this time. First of all, you must know that during the transitional period of school, negative emotions such as anxiety, anxiety, and fear are normal, but we also need to use some methods to adapt ourselves as quickly as possible, and change from the negative as soon as possible. Come out of the emotions.

(1) Adjust your mentality, and positive psychological hints: You may have encountered various setbacks. At this time, a positive mentality is very important. We must know that it is difficult for us to change the environment. What we can do is to correct The mentality of facing. When you look at the problem, don’t get into the corner. If you think about it from another angle, you may find that things are not as bad as you think. At the same time, you can also try to give yourself some positive psychological hints, telling yourself “I believe in myself, I can deal with the difficulties I encounter now.”

(2) Actively communicate with others, and reasonably vent: No matter whether you step into a new environment at the beginning of school, actively interact with classmates and establish good interpersonal relationships with others are also learning from yourself And the active support of life. Communicate with your friends about the problems and pressures you are facing. Maybe he is also facing such problems. You will find that your problems are not that serious or your friends have given you a good inspiration.

At the same time, some cathartic methods can also be used, such as reading aloud and exercising appropriately. If there is a mental or spiritual problem that neither you nor your family can solve, remember to ask professional and psychological personnel for help.

Make children go to school more smoothly. Parents first “stabilize”

Adjusting “school syndrome” requires the joint efforts of the children themselves and their parents. Parents can try:

(1) Guide children to formulate semester goals and plans. At the beginning of school, parents can discuss with their children how to formulate a reasonable goal and plan for the new semester. The goal is certain To be practical, such a goal can play a stimulating role, otherwise it will not only not work, but will increase the child’s psychological pressure.

(2) Effective communication with children. When children face “school start syndrome” and confide to their parents, parents should sit down and communicate patiently with their children, allowing children to express their inner emotions and feelings. Stress, to express listening and understanding to the child. If parents use blame, order, and preaching to communicate with their children, the children receive more signals that the parents do not accept, which may also trigger parent-child conflicts and even lead to extreme behaviors in the children.

(3) Maintain a good mood and avoid passing on anxiety to their children. Many parents are not in a hurry when communicating with their children, but they are in a hurry. The result may be separated and conflicts may arise. . Therefore, when communicating with children, parents must first control their own emotions. At the same time, parents must also be consciously aware of their own emotions to avoid passing anxiety to their children.

Meng Fanchao (Beijing Anding Hospital)