Returning to routines and expectations of school can be a huge shift for both children and their families. Children not only carry the physical items in their backpacks, but they are also carrying the weight of their new responsibilities, stresses, expectations, and worries of starting a new school year. Parents and/or guardians are now responsible of managing these new routines for their child(ren), but also for themselves. It will be important to find ways to build healthy coping mechanisms with this lifestyle change that promotes mental wellness and can foster growth. Please review our back-to-school tips for both children and their families to ease into the new academic year!