Helping Your Child Transition to a New School or New Class

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 posted by Joan
You're A Winner Motivational Stone

Engraved Motivational Stones

Many students experience anxiety when they are changing school or classes.  How can you help reduce your child’s anxiety level?

  • Get a map of the school and review it with your child to reduce his/her fear of not being able to find the classroom, cafeteria and office.
  • Get a copy of his/her class schedule and review it with your child.
  • Listen to your child’s problems and try to understand his/her feelings. Together, explore possible solutions to the problems.
  • Make reuglar contact with teachers to monitor your child’s progress.
  • Role play different social situations.  Discuss ways of starting and continuing conversations.  Think about a social skills class for your child.
  • Encourage your child to discuss any problem or concerns with teachers, counselors and staff.

It’s natural for you to be nervous about possible problems that your child may experience, but it’s important to be positive.  Your child is stronger and more resilent that you think.   Just look at your favorite inspirational paperweight, You’re A Winner, to remind you that you’re both winners.

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