My kids have all been talking about school starting. As much as they are so excited to go back, there is also some anxiety related to the start of school every year. This year is no exception.
I found a couple of great articles that have some great ideas on how to ease the transition into school. The first one is here by Dr. Daniel Klein. He has some great ideas, including talking about back to school fears, creating a calendar, visiting the classroom and teacher, talking to your child about friendships, and beginning the back to school routine early.
With adopted children, back to school anxiety can be especially hard, especially when trauma is involved. Anxiety can be increased, especially during life transitions. This wonderful article by Becky Wilson link discusses these issues and gives some great suggestions. Taking your child’s anxiety seriously, communicating with your child’s teacher and openly talking about fears are the suggestions that this article gives.
What has your family done to make the school transition in the fall go more smoothly?