Friday, August 22, 2008

Back-To-School Anxiety - tips for parents and their kids under 8

Summer is coming to an end, and it will soon be time to go back to school. It's time to pay attention to back to school mental health. There's an excellent Minti post on this topic, "Young Kids and Back to School Anxiety: How to Shrink it Down to Size." The main point is take away as many unknowns as possible (e.g., preview the playground), and address concerns how certain social situations might he handled (e.g., who to eat lunch with).

Amazingly, there are back-to-school anxiety books for children ages 4-8. This carousel contains titles from a list I saw published in the San Francisco Examiner (8/20/08):

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