Surviving September: Tips to Help your Child and Family Get Back to School
It is that special time of year again. A time of new beginnings as we close another summer chapter and start a brand new school year. Summer can be a magical time for children. It is a time for many to relax schedules, play, soak in some sunshine, grow, and most importantly... rest. The fall is an exciting time filled with anticipation for a healthy and productive school year. It can also present many challenges for families as they attempt to adjust to a more demanding schedule and meet the needs of everyone in the household. Here are some ideas: Talk to your child. This helps them to process their feelings about what they have experienced and what they are looking forward to in their world. -Remember all of the fun activities from summer. Often times, talking about recent experiences helps them to look forward to and transition into new ones (encourages an understanding of time and change). -What is your favorite thing about school? Why? -Who are your friends? What do you like to do at recess? -What do you think of your class this year? Classroom? Teacher?