Tip of the Week: Back to school

Back to school can be hard for everyone, but especially for students who need structure and routine to be successful. Try starting their new routine a week early. Practice the new bedtime and morning routines before it matters. Try on new clothes to make sure your child can tolerate the feel. Walk around in new shoes for a week or so beforehand… All of these things can help the first day go a little smoother.


Patrice Carroll, LICSW, is world-renowned for her Prader-Willi syndrome expertise. As Director of PWS Services at Latham Centers, she works with Latham students and residents and their families, as well as experts in the field, teaching and learning PWS best practices. Patrice also serves on the IPWSO (International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organisation) Caregivers Board, and she co-chairs the PWSA | USA Professional Providers Advisory Board. If you have PWS-related questions, we invite you to email TipTopics@LathamCenters.org.

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