4 ways to help your child adjust to a new school
Many area students will be getting off the bus and going into new schools this week. That can be very stressful.
If it's not too late and you still have a school open house, go to it. It will help your child answer a number of questions they have about the school and ease their worried mind.
Dr. Jennifer Baker told us, "It's where's my locker, where's the classroom, how do I get from one room to another, where are the bathrooms, where do I go for lunch? So, any child that has to move out of the classroom and into another part of the building that's really a critical thing for them."
Dr. Baker also recommends if you've moved to a new neighborhood or city, go to things where you child can meet new friends. It might be a pot luck neighborhood dinner, something at church or a school activity.
Keep in mind that your child may need about 6 weeks to adjust to a new school. So, try to be patient as we start a new school year.
One more thing, ask them at dinner to tell you three things you don't know about their new school. It's a better conversation starter than the simple question, how was your day?
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