Anatomy of Back To School (Episode 168)
'Tis the season when kids go back to school after their summer holidays! Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about kids' stress during the transition back to school, whether kids are starting in a new school, returning to their previous one, or attending school for the first time. Topics include:
Possible reactions to the Back To School transition
Special circumstances when kids move from elementary to middle school or Intermediate grades
The possible impact of puberty
How parents can help kids cope with Back To School stress
Note: Posts on Family Anatomy are for education only, and are not intended to replace professional or medical advice. If you need to talk to someone about family or mental health issues, you can get a referral from your family doctor. Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discussed kids in general in this episode, but every child is unique; your experience may vary from that discussed in this episode.