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School counselors are people you can turn to when you need help. They are good listeners, and they want to help you get the most out of school. School counselors help students handle all types of problems. For example, they can help if a kid is:
If you’re going through any type of problem, a great person to share your thoughts and feelings with is your school counselor.
It’s a good idea to know the school counselor, even if you don’t need any help right now.
Some school counselors visit the classroom to teach lessons about feelings, study skills, friendship skills, standing up for yourself, or dealing with bullying.
Students can also meet privately with their school counselor in the counselor’s office. Some counselors have special group meetings for kids who are all dealing with the same issue — such as divorce in their family, or a loved one who died.
If you want to talk privately with your counselor, ask your teacher, your parent, or someone who works in the school office.
Noticing your feelings and saying how you feel can help you feel better. This article for kids has ideas on how to practice talking about feelings and emotions.
What’s it like to go to a psychologist, psychiatrist, or therapist? Find out in this article for kids.
Everyone has a bad day at school once in a while, but some kids really don’t like school. Read this article for kids to find out more.
Sometimes you really need to talk with mom or dad. But it’s not always easy. Here are tips on how to have a good talk.
Everybody gets stressed from time to time. This article for kids has some tips for you to try the next time you’re stressed.
Everyone worries, but would you like to worry less? Find out more in this article for kids.
It’s normal for family members to disagree once in a while. Learn how keep your cool during an argument.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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