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A Message from Dr. Dan Peters: How to Manage Your Child’s Back-to-School Worries

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

A parent might ask, “My child gets anxious at the start of a new school year. What can I do to support my child during this transition time?” Transitions are difficult for most people, and this is often particularly true for gifted children. There is a saying that “uncertainty breeds anxiety.” This definitely applies to the transition back to school. There are so many swirling questions – who will my teacher be? Will he/she be nice? Will I have any friends in my class? Will I get teased? Will I be bored? And the list goes on… We must remember that some level of...

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