Students no longer get the same kind of fresh start with the beginning of a new school year. Heading back to school after a summer of social media and smartphones can generate both excitement and anxiety.
The first signs of mental health issues often happen during times of transition. Here’s what to know about mental health and heading back to school.
Given the number of high-profile school shootings last year, both children and adults may be feeling anxiety about school safety. Here’s how to talk about it.
As seasoned parents know, preparing our kids to go back to school goes beyond bringing out the backpacks and checking off a list of school supplies. Here’s how to restore routines this year.
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Pre-K and Kindergarten are a time of great development for your child. From spending time in their first classroom to physical and social development, there's a lot to navigate.
In elementary school, your child experiences many changes, including shifting friendships, a stronger sense of their own beliefs, and more rigorous academics.
Middle schoolers start experiencing more strenuous coursework while developing a their sense of self and facing stronger influence of their peers.
High schoolers are on their way to becoming independent adults and must adopt the responsibilities that go along with these changes. Your support is still as important as ever.
How much, or how little, to be involved is just one of the many relationship changes you’ll have as your child leaves high school. Support their independence no matter where they’re going after high school.
Understanding the concepts your children are learning in school can help you support them at home. Find ways to support them from Pre-K all the way through high school.
Research shows that those with higher social-emotional skills have better attention skills and fewer learning problems, and are generally more successful in academic and workplace settings. Like any math or English skills, these skills can be taught and grow over time.
Proper nutrition, adequate sleep, and physical activity can all impact academic performance and overall mental and physical wellness. Support healthy behaviors at any age.
Understanding how to manage finances is an important part of your child’s growth and ultimate independence. Like any skill, financial literacy needs to be taught.
There’s perhaps no bigger change than graduating high school. No matter the path, there are still ways to support your child’s journey to adulthood.