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Sudbury, MA 01776
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Sudbury Lincoln CRANE Newsletter September 12
FEATURED TOPIC: BACK TO SCHOOL
Welcome back! We hope you all are having a successful start to the school year!
As students begin to settle back into their routines, it is important for parents and guardians to be mindful that changing schedules and, for some students, an increased workload can be stressful for both children and families as a whole.
In order to keep stress levels down and help students stay organized and avoid feeling overwhelmed, CRANE would like to offer several tips from KidsHealth to families as the school year gets underway.
Talk to your child. Asking students about their fears or worries about going back to school will help them feel less alone. Let them know you understand and are aware of what they’re going through and you’re there to help them with anything they need.
Get involved. Maintain an open line of communication with teachers. E-mail or talk with them throughout the school year to discuss your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses.
Limit stress where possible. If certain situations are causing your child to feel stressed or overwhelmed, see if there are ways to change things. For example, if too many after-school activities are consistently causing homework stress, it may be necessary to limit activities to leave time and energy for homework.
Help with Homework. Make sure your child is doing their homework in a quiet place that is free of distractions. Set rules for when homework and studying need to be done. Keep texting a social media to a minimum during homework time. Never do homework or projects for your child, but make sure they know you are always available to help or answer questions.
Be patient. As a parent, it hurts to see your child unhappy or stressed. But, try to resist the urge to fix every problem and instead focus on helping your child, slowly but surely, grow into a good problem solver.
Next Newsletter Topic: Disordered Eating
MEDA Presentation on Eating Disorders
Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. @ Curtis Middle School Auditorium
5th Annual Walk, Roll, Shobble, Stroll for Children with Special Needs
Sunday, Oct. 1 at 12 p.m. @ Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children
Especially for Me! Free Autism Friendly Afternoon!
Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 1:30 p.m. @ Children’s Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods
An Evening with Temple Grandin: Connecting Animal Science and Autism
Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. @ UMass Boston
William James College INTERFACE Referral Service is a mental health and wellness referral line available to families in the Sudbury and Lincoln Communities as well as Boston families with children in the Sudbury and Lincoln schools. This free and confidential service is available to residents of all ages in member towns.
Callers will be asked to describe their need and provide insurance, appointment time and location preferences. INTERFACE staff will then use their extensive database to find a licensed therapist or provider match with the appropriate specialization. They are able to make referrals in the Sudbury, Lincoln and Boston areas. INTERFACE is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 888-244-6843 (toll free).
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