Whether it’s starting at a new school or just a different grade, this can be stressful time for your child. My son is prone to feeling anxious about new surroundings and people so every year when he starts a new grade we have had to find ways to help ease the stress he feels.
When he started preschool we moved to another country, not only did he have to deal with a new school but he also had the challenge of a new language, culture, food…. It was a hard time for our little guy, thanks to God I can say that with age and maturity and learning some healthy coping strategies he is getting better at handling new situations. These tips I share with parents/guardians when I was a counselor and most we have used with my son.
Fear Busting Strategies:
- Get permission from the teacher to show your child their classroom, the bathrooms, their desk…… (more…)