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New beginnings await: Embracing back-to-school season

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Within the mix of emotions that both parents and students feel, there are often feelings of excitement, nervousness, anticipation, and sometimes fear — here are some tips for coping.

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As summer winds down, it’s time for exciting transitions. Whether your little (or not-so-little) one is stepping into the world of school for the first time or off to college, it’s a big step.

Here are three tips for offering support from Modern Minds psychiatrist, and parent, Dr. Kelly Holes-Lewis:

  • Speak openly and without judgment about how they feel.
  • If they are starting a new school, visit to meet teachers and same-aged students. Life is always easier with a buddy.
  • Remind your student they are capable + resourceful — and if they need help, they are supported by teachers and staff.

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