Adolescents and Anxiety: How to help your teen prepare for going back to school

Going back to school is hard. Whether it’s middle or high school, new school or returning on campus, most students agree they approach the Fall semester with a big mix of emotions, expectations, and uncertainty. Now is a good time for parents to increase their awareness – often times if a teen is irritable, snappy, evasive, or is avoiding talking about or preparing for school, they may be worried about performance, peer inclusion, or mental or physical health concerns like anxiety, feelings of depression, or diet and sleep disruption.

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