Category - School Challenges

4 Ways to Support Your Child in the School Year

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
School Challenges

The first weeks of the school year are a time of both excitement and worry for many children. While some kids have been eager to reconnect with their friends and begin the  new year, other children become increasingly anxious as the first day of school approaches and have a hard time adjusting to the changes. As parents, we can provide our children with the care and attention they need to feel both academically prepared and emotionally held during this time of transition. Here are some tips to support your child in the first weeks of the new school year. Support… Continue Reading


Posted by Maneesh Saini on September 20, 2018

Parent Self-Care Tips for a Smoother Back-to-School Transition

Education
Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
School Challenges

Growing up, my favorite time of year was Back to School! It meant a new haircut, new clothes, new shoes, a new backpack, notebooks with matching pencil pouches filled with freshly sharpened pencils, and more. But it also meant butterflies in my stomach, wondering who my teacher would be. Will my best friend and I be in the same class? Who I will sit next to at lunch? And it also meant a few difficult mornings adjusting to waking up early again in order to get to school on time. Transitioning from summer vacation back into the school/work routine can… Continue Reading


Posted by Havi Wolfson Hall on August 20, 2018

Kindergarten Here We Come!

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
Raising Boys
Raising Girls
School Challenges

It is that time of year when children everywhere are getting excited—and perhaps a little anxious—about the new school year starting. No one feels this more than Kindergarteners and their families. Starting elementary school is a big step for children and their parents. Here are a few tips to help you relax and enjoy this important milestone. Work on getting into a school going routine at least a week before school starts. Summer is a time when we often become more flexible about bedtime and waking routines. Remember that a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast are two of… Continue Reading


Posted by Stephanie Agnew on August 15, 2017

Parents Place Partners with AltSchool to Help Kids Succeed in School and Life

Discipline & Behavior
School Challenges
Special Challenges

For James, 7, making friends didn’t come easily. He had a hard time sitting still. He was impulsive and would often blurt things out in class. He had trouble starting conversations with his classmates and he struggled with sharing and taking turns on the playground equipment. Fortunately, James’s first-grade class is one of the happy participants of social skills groups facilitated by Parents Place. James’ teacher started him in the group and within a  few months he was coming out of his shell, engaging more with his peers and, to his surprise, he even made a friend. Soon the two… Continue Reading


Posted by Admin on December 21, 2016

Preparing for a Successful School Year

Parenting Skills
Parents Tips
School Challenges

Heading back to school can be an exciting time for some kids and daunting for others. Some love the anticipation and can’t wait to see whose classroom they are in and which friends will be with them. Others may struggle more during the school year and the thought alone elicits worry as the days grow closer to the start of school. Whether your child fits one of these categories or falls someplace in between, these tools will help you and your child ease back in to the academic year with less angst. Involve your child in whatever you choose to… Continue Reading


Posted by Beth Berkowitz on August 8, 2016

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