It has been 3 years since most kids in the GTA have had the full school year come to and end in-person and having a typical end of school wrap-up. There was an emotional and social impact during the years of the pandemic for children to not be able to say goodbye to friends and teachers in-person, missing the celebrations, and many other significant things that help a child bring the chapter of that school year to a close. Endings can have a different impact from child to child, and can be more difficult for some. When endings are supported and acknowledged for all they may bring, kids feel less alone in their feelings and experience, can feel more understood, and typically can regulate themselves better during a transition time. Below are 4 tips to help your child with the transition.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist. And I have been writing this blog since May 2021 about various topics including parenting, supporting adult and child mental health, and holistic approaches. The intention of this blog is to provide resources and information to others, however it is not intended to take the place of therapy. If you have any questions about anything written please reach out to me.