Teen anxious about new school and no friends
My child is transferring to the WCCUSD to attend Pinole Valley High School. This is her first year and she is having a lot of anxiety and fear because she does not know anyone. She tells me she is fears looking like a loner and is making plans to spend her first few days in the bathroom during lunch time. Her anxiety spikes at night and I am really trying to find connections for her. Unfortunately, the school will not host a meet and greet so meeting other scholars before hand is not an option. I want to think that I am giving her good advice about her feelings and how to manage this transition. At this point I guess that I am looking for more advice on how to easy my own anxiety of seeing her overthink this. I totally understand that her feeling are valid, I just want to be more encouraging and have more insight to offer her. She is definitely shy and breaking the ice what she struggles with. Once she is in a comfortable space, she really is talkative and just really a typical teen looking for connections.