Are you or someone you care about experiencing the “back to school jitters?” Here are a few tips and reflective questions to help set caregivers up for success:
1) Prepare yourself first. Have your sleeping habits gotten a little out of whack? Does your house feel cluttered or messy? Ask yourself: What do I need to do to be at my best?
2) Practice self-compassion to buffer against taking our children’s reactions personally or feeling like a failure in the face of challenges. Ask yourself: What aspects of this transition are making me feel most vulnerable and what do I need to tell myself to be a kind friend during stressful times?