I’ve written in years past about how anxiety-provoking back-to-school time can be for parents. Needless to say, this year is exponentially more worrisome, as parents are tasked with making the decision about whether or not to send their kids to school. Those who decide to send their children to school have to cope with their fear about what happens when their children get there.
I love this piece from the New York Times Parenting section, in which psychiatrist Dr. Pooja Lakshmin discusses a number of strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) that can help parents manage their (very understandable) back-to-school anxiety. Absolutely worth a read.