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.
With conflicting information from friends and family members who mean well, the media, our prevailing culture, and even from some
Back to School Anxiety: From Kindergarten to College Are you a mom whose child is going back to school? Or a student going back to school?
College is typically a challenging experience with some expected highs and lows. For some it is also the time during which common mental