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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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