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School Anxiety + Children: Post-Shutdown Tips for Parents
  • Alex's Advice
  • School Smarts
Alex Brosowsky

If your child suffered from school anxiety prior to the pandemic shutdown, chances are high that this extended school break exacerbated the issue. Yet even if your child never experienced school avoidance before, the uncertainty of the past few months and the dire news cycle to which they’ve been exposed may have created new anxious feelings. 

While school anxiety and avoidance are very common, especially in children with complex challenges and learning differences, it can be both frustrating and emotional to help a child overcome these fears. 

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How to Help Teens with ADHD Tackle Homework
  • School Smarts
Alex Brosowsky

“Have you finished your homework?” 

As any parent of a teenager knows, there is no question in the parenting repertoire that can elicit such extreme responses as this one. From an elated “Yes!” to an angry “Ugh, I will!” to ... total silence … homework can be a polarizing topic in any household. However, homework is a routine and necessary part of every student’s education. 

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