Back to school: How to help children who have starting or returning to school anxiety

Karen Hampton | Natural Therapies

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Starting school for the first time, returning to a new class or a new school is a challenge for children and parents. Some mild anxiety is to be expected but it can be overwhelming. Homeopathic remedies can be used safely at home to help children through this transition. Here are some common scenarios and homeopathic remedies that might help. Choose a remedy that best matches your child’s emotional and physical symptoms for the most calming effect.

ARG NIT- A child needing this remedy will be twitchy with nervous excitement, there may be a constant stream of chatter with restlessness. This child may suffer with melancholy, be trembly, hurried and despondent with phobias galore. Their anxiety may cause diarrhoea, flatulence and explosive belchings. Their symptoms will start in the stomach and be worse at night, on waking and in stuffy rooms. They are likely to crave sugary food and drinks which…

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