After a summer of sleeping in and doing things on their own time, going back to school can be a rude awakening for your teen. Whether they’re an anxious freshman or a confident senior, heading back to school is a time of transition – from new teachers and classes to a new routine and social […]
Even with the best of intentions, many parents may have let their kids’ sleep habits slide, especially in the waxing days of summer. With the start of school right around the corner, they’re likely asking themselves, “How do I get my kids back into a sleep schedule?” First, start with your own sleep schedule, advises […]
Part of preparing for this school year means getting kids organized and ready to learn despite where it takes place – online or in the classroom. To tackle this challenge, Sarah Groves, a mental health therapist at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers organization tips to help parents and kids during an ever-changing school year. Workspace To […]
Returning to school each fall is a time of both excitement and nervousness for parents and students. For parents who have a child with special needs, this time of year can bring increased anxiety and stress. We worry about all the same things most parents worry about like how will my child do in school? […]
School-related anxiety affects 2 to 5 percent of children and teens, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. It’s most common between ages 5 and 6, 10 and 11 and transition times, such as entering middle and high school.