With back-to-school looking a little different this year, now is the time to begin talking to your children about their feelings regarding the coming year. Along with their excitement, they also might feel a heightened sense of anxiety or uncertainty. Validate their feelings and let them ask questions. Let them know what you know so far about the coming year. You may not yet have answers for everything and that’s okay. Consider this the beginning of an ongoing conversation. For now, focus on what is within your children’s control such as how to properly wash their hands and wear their masks.