I recently came across this article about the back to school transition from Aha Parenting, and felt this aligned with providing additional information to my post last week. I think this year more than previous ones parents and children need all the support and resources they need to help in this transition that is unique compared to even last years back to school, and definitely the years prior. As it is a US based article some of the information is not as relevant. I think the important highlights of the article are supporting familiarity with any protocols and the classroom, facilitating bonding with teacher and other children in class, having a good-bye ritual, and providing your child a mental movie of the first day by talking through what the first day will look like. I hope some of this information will help your child(ren) get off to a great start for this school year!
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I have been working with parents for over 10 years. I have learned a great deal from them as well as from parenting my own children. It has taught me that parenting is the most trying job there is, requires the support of a village, and with the right supports can be truly rewarding.