A New School Year
A new school year can bring about many different feelings and experiences for children. Excitement, joy, anticipation, confidence, relief, but also stress and nervousness are common feelings kids may have as summer ends and the new school year approaches. It is important to remember that some kids have anxiety about starting a new school year. New classrooms, new teachers, new classmates, new routines, and possibly even a new school can create stress and make the transition from summer to school difficult.
To help alleviate some of the anxiety and reduce the stress of heading back to school, provide your child with opportunities to prepare for all the “newness.” Come up with a drop-off plan together, meet the teacher and see the classroom ahead of time if possible, and talk openly about your child’s feelings about starting a new school year. This article provides parents with some key helpful tips about how to help their child switch gears and get ready for the school year ahead. Check it out!