Going back to school this fall will feel different for kids - many haven’t been to in-person school in a long time or maybe ever! And the back to school transition is understandably more stressful than ever for parents. I’ve got you covered. In this workshop, I will address all the things you can do today to help your child (and yourself!) transition with confidence and resilience. You’ll walk away understanding why transitions and separations are tough and actionable strategies to make them easier on everyone.

Topics addressed:
  • The most important things to do the days before and after school starts
  • How to make separation successful
  • How to manage worry and anxiety - ours and our kids'
  • How to reduce tantrums, pushback
  • Encouraging independence
  • Scripts for important conversations
  • So much more

The workshop will leave you feeling empowered as you go into the summer-to-fall transition. 

To be clear, purchasing a workshop does not initiate any type of therapeutic relationship with Dr. Becky. This one-time coaching workshop is not therapy and does not replace therapy.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Workshop - Back to School

    • Preview - Back to School: How to Set Your Child Up for a Successful Transition

    • Outline - Transition Back to School Workshop 2021

    • 1. Welcome

    • 2. Parent Check-In and Self-Care

    • 3. Talking About the Transition

    • 4. Schedule and Logistics

    • 5. Make the Unfamiliar More Familiar

    • 6. The Separation Routine

    • 7. Managing Difficult Separations, Clinginess, Tears

    • 8. Managing "I Don't Want to Go!" and School Resistance

    • 9. Using Play to Ease Separation Anxiety

    • 10. "Can I Sneak Out if My Child Seems OK?"