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Westlake High School hosts a year-long speaker series for parents focused on popular topics such as study skills, managing stress and anxiety, and tools for healthy parent/child relationships. This series is presented at Westbank Library. All families are welcome.
Managing Back-to-School Anxiety
While back-to-school time is usually an exciting and busy time, students, parents, and teachers face new worries as the disruptions and uncertainties caused by COVID-19 continue. Worried parents can inadvertently make children and teens feel more anxious too. Join Kristi Waidhofer, LCSW and Student Support Counselor at Westlake High School as she shares a presentation originally hosted by NAMI and Meagan Butler and Wanda Montemayor, two former Austin school counselors, for this interactive session incorporating neuroscience-based regulation skills and brain aligned strategies. The presentation will share techniques for parents on how to manage their back-to-school anxiety, help children cope with changes to routine, and address their children’s fears about going back to school. Kristi will be available for Q&A at the end of the presentation as well.
Find the full Speaker Series schedule on the Healthy Chaps website.