When Back to School Isn’t Back to Normal

No one knows what this school year will bring. Yet, despite this great uncertainty, one thing is for sure – going back to school will bring anxiety for parents and children alike. After dashed expectations about a “normal” fall and an extended period of social distancing, heading back to school will be fraught with unknowns and inevitable changes – two conditions which set the perfect stage for anxiety to play a lead role. Please join Dr.Ellen Flannery-Schroeder as she discusses common back-to-school woes and how these will be amplified due to COVID. She will provide information on recognizing anxiety and related distress with emphasis on practical tips and strategies for successful coping. Early preparation and identification of problems combined with a reliance on proven strategies for managing anxiety will lead to a smoother transition and a more successful school year for all.

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