This podcast episode provided guidance for both parents and children in preparing for the new school year. The experts discussed common fears around returning to school and strategies parents can implement at home, such as celebrating past achievements, empowering children to handle social challenges, and roleplaying difficult scenarios. They emphasized the critical partnership between parents and schools, and how parents need to manage their own emotions to support their children. The impact of technology use and the COVID pandemic on children’s anxiety and resilience was also addressed. Practical tips were offered around building self-esteem, dealing with tantrums, and utilizing school resources and interventions when needed.
[0:00] Intro to this episode.
[1:52] How did you prepare your kids for school?
[4:32] Celebrate your child’s achievements.
[7:52] The difference between social support and perception of support.
[12:48] Building self-confidence and setting goals.
[16:15] The importance of having a plan for kids.
[19:20] Running a clinic and understanding your strengths.
[25:10] Have a plan for the bus.
[28:28] The importance of having a plan to deal with bullying.
[31:29] We’ve got your back.
[34:14] Give a compliment to their social skills.
[40:34] Getting the child in the school building.
[44:36] The difference between animals and people.
[47:47] How to love your child.
[55:08] Social skills deficits.
[58:14] Identify what’s hard for your child.
[1:01:44] The story of the Rash.