Students with Anxiety: Not Turning in Homework

When a student turning in homework, it could be because she didn’t do it, but it could also be because she is worried that it isn’t good enough. Likewise, anxiety can lead to second guessing — an anxious child might erase his work over and over until there’s a hole in the paper — and spending so much time on something that it never gets finished.

We tend to think of perfectionism as a good thing, but when children are overly self-critical it can sabotage even the things they are trying their hardest at, like schoolwork.

You might also notice that some students with anxiety will start worrying about tests much earlier than their classmates and may begin dreading certain assignments, subjects or even school itself.