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12 x July 19 — August

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www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x July 19 — August 1, 2018 x 13 As summer winds down, children’s thoughts across Southwest Orlando will inevitably turn to the first day of school. The school year, which begins Aug. 13 for public schools, is less than a month away, and students and their families can get a head start by preparing now. The beginning of school is an exciting time, but some might worry about what the coming year may hold. Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s 21st annual Back to School section provides a comprehensive look at a variety of school-related topics. In the following articles, area experts offer insights into different concerns often brought about by the start of a new school year. For students, there are articles about makeup tips and homework resources. For parents, there is information about dental hygiene, stress management for the family, and more. • Nervous Parents & Kids by Syed O. Quadri, M.D. Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Psych Pointe of Florida 407-270-7702 www.psychpointe.com Parents, it’s time to buckle up as children will soon be heading back to school. Some kids struggle with poor grades and behavioral problems because of undiagnosed or poorly treated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD or inattentive/hyperactive/mixed). This is a time for parents to take action. The following are strategies that can help children and parents succeed: • Learn about ADHD and its related mood and behavioral problems. • Get an evaluation from a child psychiatrist as soon as possible. • Get help from a therapist who can work with you and your child. • Be ready to make some changes at home. • Get necessary accommodations, recommended by the psychiatrist, at the child’s school. Examples include an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and a 504 Plan. There is a law that helps to serve the educational needs of eligible students with disabilities. • Rethink all the strategies and medications used in the past. • Tooth Decay in Children by Sonia Simmonds, D.D.S. Simmonds Dental Center 321-558-7635 simmondsdentalcenter.com Tooth decay in children often results in having a tooth extracted. An extraction can be a cause for alarm for the child, and this alarm could extend to their parents, as well. For this reason, it appears that not all parents are diligent in having their children’s teeth treated, and delaying treatment can lead to a toothache and add disruption to a child’s daily life. This is why back-to-school exams are so important! A tooth extraction for a child can be a scary procedure since he/she does not know what to expect and will often worry that the procedure will hurt. Dental caries, or tooth decay, could lead to other more serious conditions if they’re not attended to immediately. So, if your child needs to undergo a tooth extraction, but he/she is scared of a dental visit, try going to a caring dentist where your family is comfortable. Seeing a pediatric dentist is also an option. By educating your child, you may relieve some anxiety surrounding the dental experience. • Quality Family Time by Susan Gentry, Director The Classical School of The First Academy 407-206-8762 thefirstacademy.org As summer begins to come to a close and we approach a new school year, we are reminded of the hectic schedule that will soon ensue. Whether it is shuttling children to CONTINUED ON PAGE 14 401 Main Street, Suite A, Windermere, FL Windermere Center for DENTISTRY Emilia M. Godoy-Rapport, D.M.D. Always Friendly & Gentle Cosmetic and family dentistry www.windermeresmiles.com (407) 909-1097