Tips for Stress & Transitions!
- Allow for a clean slate to start the school year. Your child may be a different student – even a few months can trigger a huge maturational spurt. Summer experiences may contribute to new skills or confidences that encourage a new commitment to academics, reduce their fear of making mistakes and therefore make them more willing to think creatively.
- Don’t repeat your previous mistakes. Think back to the previous strategies that you tried to implement. What worked? What did not? Find a time to think about it and possibly try to new approach.
- Be open to new possibilities and remain positive. Notice small spurts of maturity and growth and acknowledge them. Success is motivating.
- Be appropriately involved. As our children grow and change, how we involve ourselves also evolves. Be aware of your child’s maturity. Every child is different and what is right for one child may not be right for another.
- Set up Technology Use contracts with your children – if you both know what the expectations are then it will negate future stress and issues.
- COMMUNICATE and BREATHE!
—Mary & Claire
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