Adjust your perspective
“When life gets blurry, adjust your focus.” (Anonymous) When students feel overwhelmed, it’s often because they’re lost in the “weeds” (the minutiae and details) and can’t see a way forward. Help your child take a step back and look at things from the “10,000 foot” perspective. With a different frame of reference, your child will realize that he doesn’t need to do all the work in one sitting, or that the assignment can easily be broken down into component parts, or that after reading the directions, it’s not as difficult an assignment as he thought it was. When feeling burdened, a new perspective can make a world of difference.