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If you’re like many parents, the school year can be stressful. Very stressful. And this year, there is added stress as families continue to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
From making breakfast, packing lunches and trying to catch the school bus, to making dinner, juggling after-school activities and helping with homework, before you know it the day is done — only to repeat all over again tomorrow.
Even as you’re at your full-time job, your inbox gets flooded with emails about what your child should bring tomorrow, permission slips to be signed and upcoming school events you can’t miss. Your sports/school apps are buzzing with notifications.
Most days it feels like there’s not enough time to get it all done. Your stress level is through the roof and you could lose it at any moment.
How can you get through the school year and maintain your mental well-being? Try these 10 tips:
The school year is a lot of work for both kids and parents. As with anything, balance is key to getting through the school year unscathed. Just remember, parental involvement correlates to children’s success in school, so all of your hard work is worth it.
Learn some tried-and-true practices to help students as they return to school.
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