7 Ways to Help your Child Adjust to a New School

by , 08/13/13
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#1: Check it Out

The last thing that you want to do is drop your child off or rush them off to the school bus on the first day without them having ever visited the school. I highly recommend that you take your child to the school well before the first day and spend the afternoon walking around and familiarizing them with the space. Sometimes a school can seem like a huge, scary building from the outside, however when you get inside and start to move around, it feels smaller and more controlled.

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#2: Be Open

If your child’s school offers an open house or orientation, make sure that you and your child will be in attendance. Not only is this a great time to find out more about the school, it is a great opportunity for you and your child to get any questions that you have answered. Most importantly, this is a prime time to introduce yourself and your child to other parents and students – which will take us into tip number three.

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#3: Make a Date

After you have introduced yourself and your child to other parents and students, get out your cell phone and collect their names and telephone numbers. Then, give them a call and set up a couple of dates to get the children together before the first day of school. This is especially important if you child doesn’t know any of the students at school. The very idea of showing up to school the first day and seeing a familiar face or two will have a huge impact on how your child’s day goes.

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