Dealing With Back-to-School Jitters - Part 5 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.

BE SUPPORTIVE: It is normal for every child to react to going back to school in their own way. This can make it tempting to apply your own experience to your child's life. Although harkening back can provide insight, remember that your child is not you. Be calm and matter of fact. Listen and provide reassurance, but try not to heighten anxiety with old memories and good intentions.

In the end, the most important tool you can use is to know your own child. Observe the situation, but also try to keep it all in perspective. For most kids, back-to-school jitters will melt away as easily as summer slips into fall.

Courtesy of: www.scholastic.com
Photo: Dealing With Back-to-School Jitters - Part 5 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.  BE SUPPORTIVE:  It is normal for every child to react to going back to school in their own way.  This can make it tempting to apply your own experience to your child's life.  Although harkening back can provide insight, remember that your child is not you.  Be calm and matter of fact.  Listen and provide reassurance, but try not to heighten anxiety with old memories and good intentions.  In the end, the most important tool you can use is to know your own child.  Observe the situation, but also try to keep it all in perspective.  For most kids, back-to-school jitters will melt away as easily as summer slips into fall.  Courtesy of:  www.scholastic.com
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