While this is a welcomed and exciting change, family therapists know transitions can be emotional and tough for our school-aged children. Even though most of us associate the end of the school year with a sense of freedom and release, children often experience an internal emotional disorganization, and a loss of their sense of belonging and purpose, which is something that school provides. After the initial summer excitement has worn off, we may notice our children are complaining, agitated, bored and even anxious and depressed. So what can we do to help our kids stay mentally healthy over the summer?
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