Back to School?

a table with school supplies and related books for parents on it

While the kids are still splashing in the backyard pool and catching fireflies at twilight, we are reminded that it’s back-to-school time, in the stores at least. Glue sticks, pencils and lunchboxes are on sale-stock up now! But where will our children use these supplies in September?  At home, in school, or both? These important decisions are currently being discussed and decided.  As a result, it’s hard to predict what school will look like come fall. 

This article by the American Academy of Pediatrics offers points to consider for parents, schools, communities and even lawmakers when making these critical decisions regarding children. The AAP takes into account child development, namely healthy social and emotional development, in offering these guidelines. Parents can use this article in conjunction with other resources to stay informed on the needs of children and to make the best decision for their own family circumstances.

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