Kids Depressed & You Stressed Over Back to School? Here's Some Help! by Dr. Christina Hibbert

Parenting
a year ago

Back-to-school is in the air! Is there any way to make the mood less depressing for kids and less stressful for parents? Yes! With six kids in three different schools, I know how stressful it can be! Here's what we do to lighten the load!

  • Every Sunday night, we have a family meeting to discuss activities, set the calendar and set up rides.
  • Cut back on activities. I only let my kids commit to things I can commit to. Too much is too much!
  • Let things go. Learn what matters and what doesn't, and let the rest go (even homework, sometimes)! 

It'll get easier!

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