Anxiety can have a substantial impact on your child’s academic progress. It can influence their interest in going to school, color their experiences during the school day, and interfere with their ability to do homework and prepare for tests.
Young children in particular may try to avoid school because of a variety of issues relating to anxiety. Some may be susceptible to separation anxiety and become nervous or worrisome about leaving home; others may be prone to be inhibited in new settings. Kids who are very shy may become anxious socially, and social dynamics that leads to uncomfortable relationships with other children can promote anxiety as well. It’s also important to recognize that academic worries may already become prominent even in the early years of school.