James just moved from B.C. to a school in Ontario. As a grade 8 student, moving half way through a school year, he's having a hard time adjusting to all this change. He feels the reasons for his move are private, and he's not comfortable discussing them with anyone, but people keep asking about it. He feels like after the first two weeks in his new class he doesn't want to be friends with anyone. His teacher, along with the work being assigned, seems so different from what he was doing out west. James is becoming very stressed out. Just recently, he verbally abused his bus driver on his way to school and was given a suspension.
- James is stressed out about switching schools. He stressed about not knowing anyone.
- James was suspended for abusing the bus driver.
- He's a grade 8 student. He's older and may be more stressed than someone younger.
- James could visit a therapist. They could give him ideas of how to not be stressed at school. He could have someone to discuss his problems with.
What are the things that stress you out?