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Parents can use coping-focused language that emphasizes the active role that children and adults are taking together to promote things going well.

How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19

Parents can help children feel optimistic by listening to and validating their worries, teaching them coping strategies, reviewing safety protocols and supporting them when they face difficulties.
Parental communication can buffer against low self-esteem and poor academic achievement. (Shutterstock)

How to get kids talking about their school day

Children's needs change as they grow and develop, so parents should attune themselves to talking to their children in age-appropriate ways that demonstrate ongoing care.

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