The start of the school year presents a range of challenges for kids and parents, from worries about a new school or teachers to bigger challenges of academic pressure, fears of bullying or even violence, and social anxiety.

What can you do to help kids navigate the new school year, whether they are entering preschool or high school? We explore solutions, including when to involve a school psychologist or counselor and the role of peer mediators.


  • Paige Trevor Educator with the Parent Encouragement Program and professional organizer. @PEPParent
  • Kathleen Minke Executive Director of The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • LaNia Mitchell Rising senior and peer mediator at Oxon Hill High School
  • Tia Breckenridge Counselor at John Hanson Montessori School in Oxon Hill, Md. @pgcps

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