Navigating social and emotional challenges can be tricky for kids with learning and attention issues. They may need extra support as the start of school approaches. Focusing on your child’s strengths and giving him tools to handle these challenges can help him start the year feeling more confident. “My son does not get along with other kids in school because they bully him. I want him to feel happy and safe when he goes to school.” —A parent from the Understood community During week 2 of Start School Strong, we’re covering topics that deal with feelings. We have tips for helping your child identify strengths and handle problems like bullying and cliques. We also have strategies for managing emotions and building social skills. Here’s what’s on tap for this week. Monday What to Read: How to Help Your Child Defend Against Bullies What to Do: Join our Facebook chat for expert tips on bullying and back-to-school. Tuesday What to Read: At a Glance: Helping Your Child Understand Body Language What to Do: Jump into a community conversation about helping kids feel less anxious using lunchbox notes. Wednesday What to Read: Solitary Isn’t the Same as Lonely What to Do: Download a hands-on activity to identify your child’s strengths. Thursday What to Read: How to Help Kids With Learning and Attention Issues Handle Cliques in Preschool, Grade School, Middle School and High School What to Do: Join our video chat on how to help your child avoid social pitfalls. Friday What to Read: 8 Ways I Manage Anxiety From My Dyscalculia What to Do: Download a self-awareness worksheet for your child. Saturday What to Read: How the Elbow Rule Helped My Child Learn About Personal Space What to Do: Watch our video on how to watch TV with your child to help her build social skills. Sunday What to Read: How Can I Help My Child Cope With Anxiety About Going Back to School? What to Do: Visit Parenting Coach for expert tips on how to help your child manage fears and anxiety. Next week, we’re focusing on another topic that’s key to a smooth transition back to school: routines. Our resources and events will cover topics like how to get your child back on a sleep schedule and how to get into the swing of extracurricular activities. Learn more about what’s coming up in the next few weeks of Start School Strong.