It’s hard to believe September is just around the corner and these lazy days of summer will soon give way to fall routines.
For children and parents alike, this time of year tends to be filled with mixed emotions as excitement blends with nervousness in the lead up to a new school year. These feelings are common and completely normal, especially in the case of new or first-time students.
If your child is feeling a tad anxious ahead of the new school year, below are some tips that may help ease their anxiety and calm your nerves too.
Switching from summer mode to school mode is always an adjustment, but with the right outlook and approach, it can go smoothly. Consider the above strategies for making the next few weeks a positive transition for the whole family.
Lindsay Ross, MSW RSW, is a clinical social worker in private practice in Toronto, Ontario.