Back-To-School and More: Helping Your Child Through Major Life Transitions

With back-to-school season in full swing, this means the end of summer and the beginning of a brand-new school year. Some teens will be entering a new school and others will be moving up a grade or both. For many teens, this means an entirely different environment with an added pressure of making new friends. Though your teen may be good at hiding his emotions, he may be stressed and have questions about this new beginning.

Whether it’s back to school, sarting puberty or moving to a new town, transitions can be challenging. To help, we turned to some of our experts to help us understand some of our kid’s major life transitions—and find out what we can to help them through it.

We also asked our summer interns (college students and recent grads) about difficult transitions they’ve faced—and how they got through them. They also share reflections on their summer spent here at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids:

How is your child dealing with going back to school?What are you doing to help ease this time of transition for him or her?

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