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10 Ways to Beat the End-of-Summer Blues

The end of summer can make any happy kid sad and anxious about going back to school. Here are tips on how to help your kids beat those summer blues.
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As the carefree days and warm nights of summer come to a close, so does the freedom of time spent outdoors playing with friends. Changes in the season (cooling temperatures, waning sunlight, falling leaves) and structured routines can create a more somber mood among kids, sparking some mild (or not-so-mild) melancholy and depression. Here are 10 tips to help kids cope with the late-summer blues and ease their transition into the season of fall and school.