No sooner do we settle into our summer routines then you look around at any retail store and see back to school supplies stocked on the shelves! You immediately think, “Didn’t we just get through this school year? Please make it stop! I’m not ready to even think about another school year yet!” Seeing the notebooks, crayons and binders can stir up a lot of emotions, excitement for a fresh start, worry about how things will go for your child this school year, concern for having the financial means to get supplies, clothes, etc.
Stop. Take a deep breath. Be mindful that children sense when we are stressed, they intuitively know that something isn’t right. It may cause them to worry and become anxious about the upcoming school year. Remind yourself that your family was able to manage to get through the last school year no matter the bumps. You can build on the lessons learned from last year. Begin with some early preparations to help set you and your family on the path for a successful 2022-2023 school year. You are not alone. We are here to help you now and throughout the year! To help you get on track, below is a Back-to-School Resource Guide with tips for a variety of categories.
Most importantly, please remember that there is hope for a very successful school year ahead! We are here if you need some guidance to get started on the right path. Family support specialists are parents who have children that have experienced struggles as well. We understand. Please reach out to the Bucks LIFE program if you have concerns about your child’s upcoming school year. We are happy to discuss your concerns and support your family through these challenging times.
All our best from the Bucks LIFE family support team