For parents of kids of all ages, back-to-school season is the perfect time to take stock of your child’s physical and mental health to help prepare them for a successful school year. Starting in a new school or classroom can be an exciting or stressful experience for kids. Parents should recognize not all stressful emotions are bad and dealing with stress is an important step in a child’s developmental growth.
TIPS ON PREPARING FOR A HEALTHY SCHOOL YEAR:
Dr. Preeti Parikh, Executive Medical Director at GoodRx and a board-certified pediatrician in New York City, shared tips parents can use to prepare their children for a healthy school year. Dr. Parikh also discussed why staying ahead of stress by practicing mindfulness techniques with children can help avoid it manifesting into worrisome physical symptoms.
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MORE ABOUT DR. PREETI PARIKH:
Dr. Preeti Parikh is the Executive Medical Director at GoodRx. She is a board-certified pediatrician practicing at Westside Pediatrics, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson.
Dr. Parikh graduated from Columbia University and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and she completed postgraduate training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Parikh combines her passions of preventative medicine, advocacy, and patient education to empower people to achieve their optimal health. She has contributed to media outlets including Bump.com, Parents.com, CBSNews, and many others.
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