It is hard to believe that summer is almost over and children will soon be heading back to school! Most kids are both excited and nervous about starting school after a fun filled summer. They are excited to see friends and start activities in school and after school. However, many children are also apprehensive; they often worry about what their teacher will be like, how much homework they will get, if they will know their way around the school, and even if they will have someone to sit with at lunch, especially if they are transitioning to a new school.
Parents can help their child make the transition from a relaxed summer schedule to the more fast paced school year schedule by preparing a few weeks before school starts. Getting the school year off to a good start can help relieve some of your child's apprehension, and improve their confidence and academic performance.