The hot, sticky weather has reached its sweaty peak and you’re being bombarded with stationery and uniform adverts. It can only mean one thing: the holidays are almost over and it’s time to head back to school.
Starting a new school year can be an exciting time, but also an anxious one. Lots of kids – and their parents – feel nervous in the buildup to their first day back. This is really common, but that doesn’t make it any less stressful! Having your child attend school for the first time or starting a new school can create even more anxiety.
Preparation is key to dealing with situations where there are lots of unknowns. The more things feel familiar and controlled, the more your child or young person can relax and feel confident about what’s happening.
Here are some strategies and tips to make the transition back to school a positive experience.