Parents can take a page from psychological research on trauma and recovery to help kids struggling with pandemic life.
Anxiety about starting school is common – among both children and parents. This can be for many reasons, but it's useful to keep in mind exposure to our fears helps reduce anxiety.
Some students are grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones. Even those not directly affected by fires may be distressed by stories they've heard or images they've seen. How can schools help?
Many children will be anxious about going back to school. Some might be excited. Either way, there are some things you can do to help ease the transition.