News Archive — August 2019

Back to School Cheat Sheet for Anxious Kids

Back to School AnxietyThe other day I got an email from a dedicated school counselor asking for tips to share with parents about the back to school anxieties that are keeping everyone up at night. Every August we get that uneasy transition-y feeling-- even if it's been decades since we had to gather our school supplies and get on the bus! Though most kids navigate these transitions well and settle into routines within a couple weeks, that doesn't mean there aren't some back to school worries and fears. Here are some ideas for parents and school personnel to help kids manage those worries, put them in their place, and have a great start to the school year. Here's to less worry all around!


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How to Talk to Kids in the Wake of Tragedy


In the aftermath of tragedy it is hard for adults to cope and harder still to know what to say to kids to help them manage their emotions: fear, grief, and uncertainty. The Child Mind Institute has published an excellent guide for parents, medical professionals, mental health professionals, teachers, and clergy with printable pdf pages. Please share widely. Click here for more ideas. Thank you for your help in making the world a safer place for us all. 


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