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Your Child's End of School Year Exhaustion: What You Can Do


Tired child at school

Your guide to understanding and helping your child cope with end-of-school-year exhaustion.


As the school year draws to a close, you may notice a change in your child's behavior. They may appear more tired, irritable, or even cranky. This is a common phenomenon among children, often due to a mix of academic pressure and the anticipation of summer holidays. As a child therapist, I understand your concerns and I'm here to help you navigate through this phase.


Here are a few practical tips to help you and your child:

  • Empathize with your child: Understand that the end of a school year can be as stressful for your child as it would be for adults. Be patient and supportive.

  • Help them manage their schedule: With exams and holiday plans, this can be a hectic time. Assist your child in planning their time effectively.

  • Encourage relaxation: Make sure they get enough sleep and relaxation time. A relaxed mind is more effective at learning and coping with stress.

For your child, here's what can make the transition easier:

  • Self-Care: Encourage them to take breaks, get enough sleep, and eat healthily. These small steps can significantly impact their mood and energy levels.

  • Communication: Encourage them to share their feelings. This can help them vent out any stress or anxiety.

Remember, it's completely normal for kids to feel this way at the end of the school year. However, if you notice that your child's mood or behavior continues to deteriorate, it might be time to seek professional help.


If you think your child could benefit from speaking with a child therapist, I encourage you to book a consultation. I am here to support you and your child through these challenging transitions.

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