Back to School Stress

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Back to School Stress

As the summer draws to a close and the school year begins, the stress ratchets up for teens and parents. For some, it’s the beginning of a new school year, the start of High School, or the first day at a new school. For older teens, it may be the beginning of Junior or Senior Year with the stress of standardized testing and navigating the college application process. You or your teen may be moving away from home for the first time to begin college in a new city. Some teens may feel excitement at the prospect of new challenges, while others may feel anxious or even panicked about the upcoming transition. You or your teen may experience social anxiety and shyness or lack of confidence about academic abilities, independence, or time management skills.

Read the entire article from Psychology Today.