Yahoo Lifestyle / Dr. Syd Miller

Parents call it ‘gut-wrenching’ to send kids back to school after Uvalde shooting. Here’s how experts say to cope.

August 23, 2022

As kids head back to school, experts say it's important for parents to address any worries they have about school shootings. (Photo: Getty Creative)

Therapist Syd Miller says those feelings most likely did not disappear over summer vacation. “Parents are terrified by the thought that when they drop off their child at school or put them on the school bus, it might be the last time they ever see their child alive again,” he tells Yahoo Life. Miller says these feelings are real, raw and extremely challenging to process.

So how can parents manage both their own anxieties — and those of their kids — as classrooms begin to reopen for a new school year?

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