School is about to start up again, and for many kids a variety of emotions begin to surface—ranging from excitement to nervous anticipation to all-out dread and panic. Starting a new school year is about making new friends, meeting new teachers, buying new clothes and book bags, facing bullies, learning a new curriculum, and, of course, doing homework. Going back to school brings a host of new stresses that many parents and teachers didn’t have when they were growing up. In the digital age, kids are getting fewer and fewer hours of sleep because their minds are over-stimulated by electronics—and lack of sleep can create a number of problems, mood swings, weight gain, and brain fog. Kids are also suffering from overwhelming stress due to social anxiety and sports pressures, and some are even gaining weight as a result of stress eating.