How to Prepare Kids for Back-to-School

As you and your family prepare for a new school year, it’s normal for kids to feel anxious, excited and nervous. Some are ready to get back to their routines, after-school activities and seeing their friends, while others might be more nervous about going back in-person again. Whether you’re returning to school in-person, using a hybrid approach, learning online or being home schooled, we’ve got resources for you to maintain a positive outlook and take on this school year with confidence!


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Back-to-School Mental Health Checklist

We’re here to help you get organized and reduce your feelings of anxiety and stress. Use our back-to-school checklist to make sure you and your child start the year off right.

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Back-to-School Conversation Starters

Use this list of back-to-school conversation starters so you and your child can reflect on the summer and get prepared for the upcoming school year.

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Checklist for Your Child's Elementary Teacher

Use these questions to tell your child's elementary school teachers a little bit more about them.

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Checklist for Your Child's Middle School Teacher

Use these questions to tell your child's middle school teachers a little bit more about them.

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6 Tips for Students in the Age of Online Learning

Now, as kids are heading back to school – many online again – here are some tips to make sure the year goes smoothly.

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Dyslexia: Helping Kids Who Struggle with Reading, Writing and Spelling

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability resulting from deficits in phonological awareness, rapid automatic naming, working memory and processing speed.


VIDEO: How to Prepare Your Child for an Abnormal School Year

 

Our kids experienced a huge disruption to their routine at the end of last school year, and it’s highly likely that many things will be different once they return. This can cause a great deal of anxiety for various reasons. Some children may be nervous about the unknown structure, while others might be worried about separating from their caregivers after being together all the time. It’s impossible to prepare them for every detail going in to the new year, but there are steps you can take to ease some of the anxiety about going back.



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