Supporting Your Kids for Back-to-School

A Parent’s Guide

Now more than ever, it’s crucial to let our kids know that we are here for them as they return to school. This season, we looked to three experts for guidance on how to foster kids’ self-esteem and help them be their best selves through wellness, play, and sport. From appreciating the small wins to providing unstructured play, these are tips that will benefit everyone. Let’s learn together.

Last updated: August 4, 2022
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A Parent's Guide to Back to School

Nurturing Kids’ Mental Health
with Elyse Fox

There are many ways to support your kids’ wellness—sometimes all it takes is an open conversation. Learn how to start the dialogue with tips from Elyse Fox, mom to Basel and founder of mental health nonprofit Sad Girls Club.

“I wish someone had told me that mental health is just as important as any other part of your health and that having mental health problems is normal.”

Elyse Fox
Mom to Basel & Founder of Sad Girls Club

A Parent's Guide to Back to School

The Importance of Play with
Jaycina Almond

Boundary-free fun is extremely beneficial for both kids and parents. Discover how to let kids’ imaginations soar with tips from Jaycina Almond, mom to Syx and founder of Tender, a nonprofit that provides support to single mothers.

“When we let kids figure things out themselves, they have a roadmap that opens them up to even more learning.”

Jaycina Almond
Mom to Syx and Founder of Tender

A Parent's Guide to Back to School

Learning Through Sport with Youth Basketball Coach Matt Mazarei

Help your kids achieve their personal best this year, both on and off the court (or field!). We spoke with Matt Mazarei, a youth basketball coach, to find out the best ways to support and motivate kids through sport.

“Everyone struggles, even the best of the best. There were times I wanted to quit, but my parents’ dedication to me kept me going.”

Matt Mazarei
Youth Basketball Coach

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Originally published: August 4, 2022

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