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Resources to Help Kids Thrive Newsletter

Tips for Managing School Struggles

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.

February 1, 2022

With the virus continuing to cause so much disruption and confusion in schools, it can be easy to forget that the other worries kids face in school haven’t gone away: Homework hassles, anxiety over tests, social struggles, dealing with bullies, and other common problems that can leave kids and parents feeling (even more) overwhelmed.

That’s why this week on childmind.org we’re rounding up our best resources to help kids manage struggles at school. We offer tips for calming test stress, ideas to help kids who are having trouble making friends, insight to help parents spot school anxiety, and more.

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When Kids Need a Little Help Making Friends

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How Sensory Processing Issues Affect Kids in School

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