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Back to School

Why is it that the summer always seems to go by in a flash? At the start of every summer, when the kids have finally finished the year, there is such a sense of relief.  And then, before we know it, it's back to the stress and grind of alarm clocks, homework, busy schedules, and the pressure to succeed.

During this transitional period between the end of summer and the start of a new school year, kids may have lots of questions.  Will my friends be in my class? Will I fit in? Will I be able to pass Algebra? How will I find time to do everything? Will I make the team? Will I get to play the instrument I want to play?  Encourage your child to talk with you about their worries as well as their goals. 

Meanwhile, parents usually feel a mixture of stress (from making sure the kids have all they need to be prepared, like school supplies and uniforms, and dealing with the costs of everything), relief and happiness ( I don't have to hear "I'm bored" anymore from kids who think they don't have anything to do during the summer), with a touch of nostalgia (reminiscing about how fast time is going by -- wow, he or she is in High School already, amazing!).

Wishing all the children (and parents) best of luck in the 2015-2016 school year!!! 




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Dr. Lynn, I am in agreement with your writing that the new school raise a lot of question in child mind. If they spend some days in the new school and I hope they will get all the answers they have in their mind. Thank you so much.
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