The new school year is fast approaching, and with that comes great anxiety for many students
Less than a week to go until school halls are abuzz with squeaky sneakers and high-pitched chatter.And, though noise levels will be right up there in the red, anxiety levels can be even higher.School is often an acute source of stress for many young people.
And that can cause behaviour that is often misinterpreted by teachers and parents.
Alan Goyette was a social worker with the Greater Essex County District School Board for many years. He's now Executive Director of Glengarda Child and Family Services.
Earlier today, he gave a talk to public board teachers called Scared Silly: Recognizing School-Based Anxiety Issues.
Listen (runs 8:17)