Not sure if you and your child are ready to kiss and go? Check out this 30-minute webinar presented by Michelle Lee of Fussy Babies Network, a project at the Erikson Institute. Lee gives a thorough overview of the causes behind separation anxiety as well as ways to calm you and your child's fears on the first day of school, including:
* How to help children prepare for and cope with the transition to school
* Strategies and tools you can use to prepare your child for school and to help them adjust to new routines
* Identify and address forms of separation anxiety your child may be experiencing
* How parents can manage their own feelings about this big step in their child’s life
Presenter: Michelle Lee, M.Ed., LCPC, I/IECMH-C, is a counselor and infant mental health specialist. She holds a master’s degree in counseling with a specialization in early intervention and a certificate in infant mental health. Michelle began her career in the kindergarten classroom and then shifted to working in infant mental health as well as the Illinois Part C early intervention system. Michelle is the director of a prevention initiative grant, a collaboration with Fussy Baby Network and Department of Family and Support Services which provides funding to serve low-income at risk and young parents. Michelle currently conducts home visits, professional trainings and parent workshops.