The back to school transition can be filled with both excitement and anxiety for your kids. When getting ready to start the new school year, it’s important to ask your child how they’re feeling about going back to school. Let them know that you are available to listen and care about their feelings.
If your child is experiencing anxiety about going back to school, listen and empathize with their feelings. By acknowledging your child’s feelings, you are showing them that you are a source of support. Talking to your child about the back to school transition so that they know what to expect can also help ease their anxiety.
Another way to help prepare your child for the start of the school year is to talk about the things they are looking forward to. This can help shift their perspective and focus on more positive and exciting aspects about going back to school.