Back to School

Teaching is the family business, and to this day, the onset of a new school year sends a little thrill through me. Freshly sharpened pencils, new packs of crayons, and the smell of new notebooks makes me more than a little giddy.

This year I’m excited to be returning to our regional state college campus to teach a Drug Use and Abuse class. Teaching at the collegiate level has been a long-term dream of mine, and I’m hoping to grow into that even more collegiate teaching over the years. For all my personal joy at going back to school in the fall, the transition can be stressful. It’s particularly difficult for parents who are trying to transition their kids from the wild freedom of summer into the structured focus of the school year.

I’ve created this handy printable back to school flyer to help parents get the school year started right. If you have specific struggles getting your kiddos adjusted to the school year, I encourage you to talk to your child’s pediatrician, or better yet, consider a short-term solution-focused round of therapy. A therapist can help you and your child prioritize your needs, negotiate compromises and create routines that can make your life run more smoothly.

Good luck to everyone starting the new school year!

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