Connections with Mike Thom and Colleen Houde

Dr. Katie Birnie: Preparing our kids for another unusual back to school season

15:57 | Aug 17, 2021

Episodes Notes

Back to school is just around the corner. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, children all over the world face a different reality when it comes to returning to school.

Whether it's heading back to a classroom, taking virtual classes at home, or a mix of educational approaches, adapting to these changes can come with a variety of emotions and anxieties.

Dr. Katie Birnie is an assistant scientific director with Solutions for Kids in Pain and a psychologist at Alberta Children’s Hospital, 

Today on Connections, Dr. Birnie shares how parents can prepare their youth and children for the upcoming back-to-school season and how teachers and parents can support children and youth who may be facing anxiety as they return to the classroom.

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