176: Beginning of the School Year Challenges

There is so much stress at the beginning of the school year!

In this episode Megan and Gretchen normalize how hard the transition from summer to academic life is for educators, families, and students.

Tune is as they discuss:

  • Some rarely talked about realities about how and why many folks suffer at the start of the school year
  • The contrast between the “rah-rah” of new beginnings contrasted with the truth that many folks have very real struggles that impact their ability to transition well (including psychological diagnoses, learning differences, and more)
  • The prevalence of anxiety as a motivator for doing well in school
  • The importance of self-care and compassion during transitions