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5 Back-to-School Tips to Ease Parental Anxiety

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Popular media and big-box commercials paint the back-to-school season as an exciting time, full of fresh starts and fresh school supplies.

But for parents of kids with learning and thinking differences, like ADHD and dyslexia, the reality is more challenging.Understood.org’s Back-to-School Stress Study, conducted online by The Harris Poll, revealed that parents of neurodivergent children feel a lot of stress about the back-to-school season.

In fact, 94% of these parents said they feel anxious or stressed at summer’s end. Many also said they feel unprepared or scared.The study found that parents of kids with learning and thinking differences are more likely to feel lonely than are parents without neurodivergent children.[Free Resource: The Ultimate Back-to-School Toolkit]The stigma around ADHD often leaves parents feeling isolated and unsupported.

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