Learn how to support your child’s mental health this school year
Going back to school can bring excitement for some kids, and for others, some anticipation and worry. Young children can get nervous about leaving their parents. Older children may feel anxious about academics or how they'll fit in with their friends.
This year, COVID-19 continues to present challenges for students and families. Students may experience stress as they return to the classroom, and some may worry about themselves or a loved one becoming ill. And while COVID-19 is not new, there are still unknowns, especially as the Delta variant spreads.
A psychologist discusses back-to-school stress and anxiety, and ways that parents can support their children and offer reassurance during another pandemic school year.