For millions of families, this fall is not only back-to-school time but back-to-work time too. Kids are expected to be in the classroom full-time, and many parents who’ve been working remotely will be returning to the office at least part-time. It’s good news for kids whose schooling has been disrupted — undermining both mental health and learning — but it’s going to mean new routines, busier schedules, and new stresses. And the Delta variant is keeping safety a continuing concern.
This week on childmind.org, we talk to experts about how to support younger children during the transition – how to deal with anxiety, behavior problems, and pressure to catch up on learning. We address challenges teenagers may have reconnecting with school, getting active again, and handling all that face-to-face interaction. And we talk to learning experts about making decisions and the best ways to handle concerns about academic setbacks during the pandemic.
– Child Mind Institute