How parents can prepare children for a drastically new school year

In this two-part Q&A with Steve Spriester, Dr. Roybal answers questions about how kids’ at the start of the school year may signal distress and how parents can help them feel better. Additionally, she provides advice about when parents might want to seek professional help for their child.

To help ease children’s anxiety, parents can discuss safety precautions such as wearing masks, keeping physically distant (6 ft) from others, and washing hands regularly. Steve’s take-home message after talking with Dr. Roybal – parents should model the behavior that they want their kids to take with them.