Getting Your Kids Ready as they Head Back to School

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Are you ready for your kids to head back to school this month?


Experts in adolescent psychology suggest that heading back to school in the wake of the pandemic is likely to stir up a range of emotions, even for the most confident child.


How you can help prepare your children for school:


Set Solid Expectations.

Anxiety can arise when your child feels unsure about what they’re supposed to do. Teaching them about your school’s rules about masks, social distancing, and playtime can be helpful.


Prepare Your Kids for More Structure.

Many kids have grown accustomed to more flexible schedules while attending school from home. Try setting activities and classwork for longer blocks of time to help your child prepare.


Be Supportive and Ask Positively Framed Questions.

Check in with your child to make sure they’re doing okay. Instead of focusing on the negative, focus on what went right with questions like, “What was your favorite thing about today?”


At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that every child is different, and may all need different levels of support. 


You know your kid best, so listen to them and be there for them when you can. 


We’re all going through this together, and making sure your child knows you’re there for them is the best thing you can do to prepare them for school, post-pandemic.


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