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Easing the Back-To-School Transition


The start of the 2020-21 school year will be taking shape in different ways for students and families across the state. We're sharing resources for parents and Bigs to support their Littles during this time of transition and uncertainty. Most of the links on this list were compiled and shared by Exeter-based Jessica Pinkham, LiCSW of LifeBalance Counseling, Coaching and Wellness in a series of emails to parents in SAU 16.

Kids' emotions during COVID-19 from Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU 

Supporting your child's mental health during school return from UNICEF

5 tips to ease back-to-school anxiety from Johns Hopkins

How parents and teachers can work together to support students during COVID from the Los Angeles Times

Cultivating Empathy in Your Child During COVID from Harvard Graduate School of Education

How to talk to your kids about going back to school (or not) from Business Insider

CDC's Back-to-School Checklist for Parents

Self-Care Resources

5 Ways to Cope with Anxiety as a Parent by Jessica Pinkham

Parents' Self-Care Resources from Cincinnati Children's

Find parent support groups during COVID from

It's ok not to be fine! Learn to Sit with Discomfort from

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