With the new school year starting, it’s easy for kids and parents to get excited!
After all, many children can’t wait to see their friends again – especially the ones they haven’t seen all summer – and it’s fun to shop for new school supplies and clothes, too.
In the weeks leading up to the first day of school, there’s often a mix of emotions. Summer vacation is ending, and at the same time, it can be good to get back into a normal routine.
Naturally, everyone – to some degree – feels anxious about meeting a new teacher, starting a new school, entering a new grade, getting up on time, and catching the bus, etc.
Fritz Maignan, founder and executive director of Four Seasons Therapy, a family counseling practice, shares: 7 Strategies for an Easy Transition into the New School Year