Maple Grove Psychologist Offers Tips to Prepare Students Mentally for Back to School
Regardless if your child is going back into classrooms this fall or doing distance learning, heading back to school can create a wealth of emotions from kids and parents alike. Dr. Lisa Lovelace, a Maple Grove psychologist with for Synergy eTherapy, offered some tips.
Dr. Lovelace said one thing to remember is that kids are very resilient.
“One of the biggest thing I would encourage families to do is start talking about the differences now,” said Lovelace. “We’re into August and a lot of us still don’t know what’s happening for our kids and the school system. I think even talking about the different school options.”
Dr. Lovelace also said juggling work life and school can be overwhelming. She says that’s why establishing a routine will be important.
“I think whats important is get good a schedule and routine and utilize all support you can whether it’s another family member or getting a babysitter, if they can,” Lovelace said.
She also suggested getting neighborhood kids to play together so parents can get some self care and rest. The psychologist added that families should pepper in alone time and rest time.
Lovelace concluded the conversation by saying, “We’re all in this together, teachers, administrators, therapist, parents and kids.”