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How to Manage Back to School Anxiety

Back to school can be like landing a plane after an exciting trip. Summer allows for looser structure, individual exploration, late nights, new friends, and spontaneity. With all this excitement we want to give our children the longest runway to get back into the school year routine. Re-introducing the home routine in advance of the start of school may not be well received, but it will put our children in the best position to transition into the new school year.

Our second submission in our Back to School Brain Health series comes from Jerry Bubrick, Ph.D. Senior Director, Anxiety Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. We’ve have partnered with the Child Mind Institute on several projects, and the insights CMI offers on children’s Brain Health is best in class.

Take a little time to familiarize yourself with dynamics of a new school through Dr. Burbick’s article. You can imagine… if once a year you were given two and a half months off, knowing when you returned to work you had a new boss and co-workers you would be a little anxious. Even children with unique challenges are incredibly resilient and even more so when surrounded by protective factors. Take a little time to familiarize yourself with dynamics of a new school through Dr. Burbick’s article.

To get more information from the Child Mind Institute click here.

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