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Navigating the stress of big transitions at school

Change is an inevitable part of life, and no one young or old is immune to it.

School-age children (and their parents) in particular experience a significant amount of change as they navigate the educational system going from daycare to preschool to kindergarten, onto middle school, high school, potentially college and beyond until inevitably they grow up and set out on a path of their own.

The fluctuations in routine felt along the way can be hard to process for some children and the adults guiding them, so UTMB psychologists  with  the  Department  of  Psychiatry  and  Behavioral  Sciences Dr. Barbara Calvert,  associate  professor, and Dr. Kimberly Gushanas, assistant professor, share some helpful guidelines on how to manage the emotions and stress that come with change.

Dr. Barbara Calvert is a licensed psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences