Back to School Tips for Kids & Parents

The new school year means new friends, teachers, clothes, and classrooms. It’s normal for kids (and their parents) to feel anxious about returning to school. Here are some simple ways to ease the transition from vacation-mode to school-mode.

Sleep Habits:


Habits vs. Motivation:


Life Balance:


Adjusting to a new environment:



Benoit Vincent is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate in Psychoanalysis, Benoit provides Clinical Counseling services at PFCS and school-based counseling at South-Oceanside Elementary school. Benoit spent the first half of his life in France where he grew up and the second half in California. He is a father and a grandfather, with one of his grandchildren being an elementary student. Benoit started as a Mechanical engineer and learned to work with teams in Asia, Europe, Mexico, and United States. Benoit changed his work purpose and, in collaboration with my colleagues at PFCS, he supports individuals, children and adults, couples, and families with their mental health needs.

Benoit identies this quote from Socrates as a favorite: “To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge”  He adds it might explain his endless inquiry about the meaning of life and his exploratory attitude when working with people.