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First Day Of School: 15 Mental Health Tips For Adults & Children 

“You’re off to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss.

The first day of school can be intimidating, no matter how old you are or whether you are a teacher, parent, or student.

Here are some tips to help you enjoy this unique experience and have the most fantastic first day of school.

Just Because Someone Says It, Doesn’t Make It True.

Kids can say mean things to hurt you because they want something and are upset. Adults can do the same. They can say hurtful, discouraging things to children that are not true.

Teach your child that their teacher is upset with what they did, but they do not hate you as a person.

Doing Something Wrong Doesn’t Make You A Bad Person.

Teach your children that some people are not okay with crying, but that doesn’t mean they need to hide their feelings.

It’s Okay To Cry

Having Fun Is Important

There are many ways a child is learning outside of math, reading, and writing, and “having fun” helps them keep up good morale and be more successful in their other areas of learning.

Teach Them How To Take A Breather

Tell them to cool off in their room or step a few feet away from the situation and let them have a breather.

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