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Smart Strategies for Back-to-School Success

A weekly update of content from childmind.org featuring parenting advice, in-depth articles, and the latest thinking on children’s mental health and learning disorders.

August 30, 2022

It’s normal for kids to feel a little nervous when it’s time to head back to school. But for kids with learning or mental health challenges, who often feel anxious and unprepared, the transition can be especially tough.

This week on childmind.org we’re rounding up practical advice to help kids navigate specific struggles. We have tips for managing the day-to-day difficulties that come with ADHD, executive functioning, sensory processing issues, and anxiety. And of course getting into a routine that enables kids​ to get enough sleep will help everyone put their best foot forward.

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Back to School Tips for Anxious Kids

How to help kids manage worries about the new school year.


Success Kit for Kids with ADHD

The right tools for the job can help kids meet their potential.


Success Kit for Kids with Sensory Processing Issues

Ideas to help decrease stress, quiet noise, and make kids feel more comfortable.


Success Kit for Kids with Executive Functioning Issues

Organizational strategies and planning ahead make all the difference.


Tips for Helping Kids With Selective Mutism Go Back to School

What to tell the teacher and how to ease kids back in.


When Kids Refuse to Go to School

How to recognize what's called 'school refusal' and how to get kids back in class.


Encouraging Good Sleep Habits

How to help kids get the sleep they need.