Dealing with Back-to-School Jitters - Part 1 of a 5 Part Series

If your child is dreading their return to the classroom, try these solutions!

Going from long, lazy summer days back to the rigors of a classroom can be a bumpy road for your child. It is normal for them to experience a range of emotions about returning to school. Though each child responds to going back to school differently, you can take steps to address jitters and make the transition time smoother. 

LIFE CHANGES - Starting at a new school can present an especially daunting challenge. Similarly, if your child has recently experienced an upheaval at home, such as moving or divorce, they may be especially susceptible to feeling stressed about returning to school. If this is the case for your child, asking open-ended questions can give your child the space to figure out their own feelings. If they express a specific worry, you might say something like, "What makes you feel that way?" and see where the conversation leads.

Courtesy of: www.scholastic.com
 

Photo: Dealing With Back-to-School Jitters - Part 1 of a 5 Part Series  If your child is dreading their return to the classroom, try these solutions!  Going from long, lazy summer days back to the rigors of a classroom can be a bumpy road for your child.  It is normal for them to experience a range of emotions about returning to school.  Though each child responds to going back to school differently, you can take steps to address jitters and make the transition time smoother.    LIFE CHANGES - Starting at a new school can present an especially daunting challenge.  Similarly, if your child has recently experienced an upheaval at home, such as moving or divorce, they may be especially susceptible to feeling stressed about returning to school.  If this is the case for your child, asking open-ended questions can give your child the space to figure out their own feelings.  If they express a specific worry, you might say something like, "What makes you feel that way?" and see where the conversation leads.  Courtesy of:  www.scholastic.com

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