We’re so excited to have Dr. Stephanie Smith back on the Healthy Family Project podcast! With back to school season in full swing, it’s normal for little ones to be anxious or have trouble adjusting to changes. Dr. Stephanie shares ways to ease the transition from summer break to the new school year and how to manage stress and adjust to a new teacher.

Dr. Stephanie Smith is a mother, clinical psychologist, author of Dr. Stephanie, living in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. In her practice, she works with moms, dads, teens and tweens. Dr. Smith uses humor, compassion and common sense to help people make positive changes in their lives. She especially enjoys working with parents to assist them in strengthening their families from the inside out.

Dr. Smith is the author of Dr. Stephanie, a blog where she writes about technology, parenting, friendship, and pop culture – all with a mental health twist. In addition, Dr. Smith is an official blogger for the American Psychological Association’s blog, Your Mind, Your Body.


Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See time stamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through!

  • 0:37 – Power Your Lunchbox 
  • 6:40 – How to transition from summer break to the new school year
  • 11:22 – How students can adjust to new teachers and teaching styles
  • 17:55 – How to identify things kids can control to reduce anxiety
  • 26:28 – Dealing with anxiety in the lunch room

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