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Care.com Interview Series: Back-to-School

Morgan Burke
Aug. 17, 2011

33 tips on ending back-to-school anxiety.

Ready or not, the school season is upon us. Whether your children are so excited it's driving you nuts, so nervous it's breaking your heart, or just plain unprepared, you are not alone.

For most families, the anxiety of this time of year can manifest itself in many different ways. As part of the new Care.com Interview Series, we've reached out to top parenting bloggers and child psychologists for their insight into the dos and don'ts of back-to-school prep. In these articles, learn how to cope with changing schools, fighting jitters and separation issues. Real moms disclose their biggest mistakes and how to come out on top.   

Stress no more. Find the tips you need in easing the transition back to school.

Combat Back-to-School Anxiety the Scary Mommy Way: Top mom blogger, Jill Smokler, offers satirical commentary on navigating her three young children through back-to-school season. Get realistic tips on how you can prepare your kids, and yourself, for the new school year.

When Back-to-School Jitters Mean Something More: "Bump Smitten" blogger and mom, Elizabeth Demers, talks about the challenges of changing preschools and how she got to the root of her son's worries. Learn about some of the unexpected reasons your child might be nervous about school.

How to Soothe a Shy Child in Time for School: Find out how Kat Bouska copes with her shy daughter's nerves. The "Mama's Losin' It" blogger shares her tips for empowering your kids for success in school.

Back-to-School Rants from Mommyland: Is your transition plan a maze of mayhem? Mom bloggers Lydia and Kate can relate. Find out what mistakes to avoid this year with their help. 

Win the Back-to-School Battle: Heather Flett tells her story about sending her oldest child to kindergarten for the first time. Hear her advice on how to avoid those rookie mistakes.

Back-to-School Troubles: Separation anxiety is a reality of returning to the classroom. Read more on how to make a smoother transition for you and your kids in this interview with developmental psychologist, Jean Mercer.

Beating the Back-to-School Blues: Drs. Laurie and Fred Zelinger provide their expertise on managing those worries whether you're the parent or the child. Find out what you can do before and after school begins to make the transition less stressful for everyone.

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