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How to Emotionally Prepare Young Kids for the Beginning of the School Year

How to Emotionally Prepare Young Kids for the Beginning of the School Year

How to Emotionally Prepare Young Kids for the Beginning of the School Year.
For grade school kids, the end of summer and start of the school year is an exciting but stressful time.
She suggests that treating concerns as legitimate and understandable, which they mostly are, goes a long way toward normalization and facilitates a more helpful conversation.
What do you like to do at recess?” With the right cues, kids can be pushed to focus on the positives, on opportunity.
Alvord recommends that parents spend the end of the summer on alert for “What if?” questions.
It’s the parent’s responsibility to sift through the signs of worry in order to help the child get through it and re-channel their emotional energy.
“The first thing for parents is to listen carefully to what the kids are saying,” says Alvord.
“Take action, especially if it’s a new school,” says Alvord.
We don’t want to feel isolated.” That said, no matter how prepared a child is for the impending school year, chances are some jitters persist.
But that doesn’t mean parents can’t help equip them to pivot on their emotions and transform all that anxiety into positive energy to kick off the school year.

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The First Day of School Tradition You Should Start This Year

The First Day of School Tradition You Should Start This Year

Author: Michele Blood / Source: Parent Co. For some parents, it’s a day filled with tears; for others, it means barely-stifled cheers. The first day of school inevitably invokes a host of emotions to the surface, and not just for the kids. Firsts are notorious for dishing out a case of the feels. Whether you’re crying as you watch your little guy […]

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Organize Your Life: 10 Tips For Making School Mornings Run Smoothly

Organize Your Life: 10 Tips For Making School Mornings Run Smoothly

Author: Rebecca Gruber / Source: POPSUGAR Moms ← Use Arrows Keys → Welcome to our guide to Back-to-School Success: 31 days of tips, apps, recipes, and more to help you make this your family’s best school year yet. Today, day two includes everything you need to make your school day mornings run more smoothly. From the moment the alarm goes off each […]

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It’s Never Too Early to Prepare Your Child For School — Their Future Depends on It

It’s Never Too Early to Prepare Your Child For School — Their Future Depends on It

Author: Rebecca Gruber / Source: POPSUGAR Moms ← Use Arrows Keys → As a mother of a son who “was born with an above-average disregard for authority,” Christine Bronstein had a lot on her hands when it was time for her son to start kindergarten. “Needless to say, he had more than a little trouble adjusting to school. He actually walked right […]

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