WATCH — Back-to-school tips and stories from kids

Saara Chaudry
Story by Saara Chaudry and CBC Kids News • 2020-09-11 11:01

Mental health expert Dr. Carlton Duff also has advice

As you readjust to life with school after a six-month break, you may be finding that things aren’t so bad.

And if you’re still feeling worried, those worries will likely go away in a few weeks, said Dr. Carlton Duff, a psychologist with the Canadian Mental Health Association.

He was one of the guests on the CBC Kids News Instagram Live on Thursday evening.

Dr. Duff joined host Saara Chaudry to share some simple tips about easing the back-to-school anxiety.

“Do one thing a day that’s active,” he said. And “keep yourself brave.”

Contributors Émile Burbidge and Alexia Sabau talked about the recent videos they produced about going back to school and tips on homeschooling.

Saara also spoke to three kids about going back to school in person or online.

Watch the video here:

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About the Contributor

Saara Chaudry
Saara Chaudry
CBC Kids News Contributor
Saara is passionate about having a positive impact on the world, whether it's within her community, on the big screen, or in her role as a CBC Kids News contributor. The Grade 12 student from Toronto played Little Cosette in Les Miserables, Howie on Max & Shred, Dana's older sister on Dino Dana, and Martina Crowe on The Mysterious Benedict Society. Outside of film and media, Saara is an award-winning international debater and public speaker. She is the current Ontario Debate and Public Speaking Champion. She is also a vociferous advocate for gender and racial equality, as well as girls' education. Saara was recently appointed a UNICEF Canada Youth Advocate in 2020.

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