5 Ways to Combat those Back to School Jitters | Legacy School

5 Ways to Combat those Back to School Jitters

The transition back to class after summer ends is often a daunting task for both children and their parents. Late nights soon turn into early bedtimes. Sleeping in soon turns into early morning alarms. All of these changes and the thought of new friends can give a child a range of emotions about returning to school. Though each child responds differently about going back to school, the following 5 ways to combat those Back to School jitters might make the transition smoother.

5 Ways to Combat the Back to School Jitters

  1. A week or two before school begins, start preparing children for the upcoming transition by getting them back to the school year routines, such as realistic bedtimes and selecting tomorrow’s clothes.
  2. Acknowledge your child’s worry and explain that, like any new activity, starting school can be hard but soon it will become easy and fun as they get to know their peers and the teacher.
  3. Role play situations with your child, including saying goodbye, as well as sharing and playing with others in the classroom.
  4.  Let children take an active role in choosing and and delivering school supplies. They’ll be more enthusiastic to use the supplies that they brought and will be excited to put those supplies to use.
  5. Attend Back to School night on August 23rd. Back to School night is a time when parents and their children can meet the teacher as well as get acquainted with their new classmates.

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