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Mental health and wellness for parents and children

I get anxious when having to talk to other parents at the school pick up?

Anxiety can be a normal response to social situations, especially when you’re in unfamiliar or uncomfortable situations. It’s possible that you may be feeling anxious about talking to other parents at school pick up because you’re worried about what they might think of you, or you’re concerned about not knowing what to say. Some strategies that may help you cope with this anxiety include:

Practicing deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation to help calm your body and mind

Setting small goals for yourself, such as saying hello to one parent a day, and gradually building up to longer conversations

Focusing on the present moment, rather than worrying about what might happen in the future

Reminding yourself that it is okay to feel anxious and that everyone experiences anxiety at times.

It might also be helpful to seek professional help to work through these feelings if they are overwhelming or persistent. A therapist or counselor can help you develop coping strategies and work through any underlying issues that may be contributing to your anxiety.