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It’s That Time Again! 5 ways to ease the stress of returning to school

It’s That Time Again!   5 ways to ease the stress of returning to school

We’re fast approaching that time of back to school shopping for clothes, school supplies, backpacks, and the list goes on.  Our focus shifts from summer fun to starting school again.  Many children experience symptoms of anxiety as they prepare to return back to school such as having stomach aches, difficulty sleeping, irritability, decreased appetite, and increased meltdowns.  As parents, here are some ways you can ease your child’s anxiety at this time of transition into the school year.

Sun, Fun and Structure for Summer!

Sun, Fun and Structure for Summer!

Summer is around the corner, kids can’t wait- they are counting down until the last day of school. Kids view summer as fun, fun and more fun. Summer is meant to be a time for relaxation and fun, but for most kids too much free time can be problematic. Keeping children in a routine is key, as it enhances accountability and promotes self-control.