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Parenting Resource: Back To School

By Kimber Graves, TBRI® Practitioner

A new school year can be hard for any child, especially children who have experienced trauma. Ongoing stress changes a child’s brain. This can lead to problems in learning, behavior, and physical and mental health. These behaviors may seem impossible to stop or avoid.   

Chosen’s team can assist you in gaining a new understanding and build stronger, more meaningful connections. Lean into our Back to School Series to set your child up for a successful school year.  

 Let Chosen help you get the conversation started this school year:  



Ask these questions over dinner or during your back to school shopping sessions.


  • What is one thing you are looking forward to about this new school year?
  • What teacher are you most excited to see again? What makes them a great teacher?
  • What is a favorite memory you have of our summer?
  • What do you think about as you to fall asleep at night? Any worries about this new school year?
  • How can I best support you this year?
  • What do I do that helps you feel safe? Is there anything I do that makes you feel sad or anxious?
  • Is there anything else you want to talk about?



Here’s what you’ll need:


1. Print Contract / Bookmark Webpage

2. Listen to their concern

3. Sense of humor and supportive (but not overbearing) guidance


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