6 Ways to get your child ready for a new school

If your child is transitioning to a new school, here are six ways to make their transition fun and less stressful.

First impressions – Ask your child what type of impression he/she wants to make in their new school. Tell them if they had a few bad experiences in their old school or did not give they’re all concerning school work, they can change all of this by trying harder at their new school.

Making friends – Remind your child how easy it is to make new friends.

Getting home – Let your child know how they will get home at the end of the day and who will pick them up.

Get involved – Get a list of the teams and clubs at your child’s new school and then ask your child what activities they would like to try.

What to expect – Let your child know what they should expect at their new school and that new classes, friends, teachers, and subjects can involve an adjustment period. If you know of a neighbor that attends the same school, try arranging a play date with that child so that your child knows someone on their first day of school.

Get off to a good start – Before your child starts school request for a school tour and show your child his/her locker, the cafeteria, washrooms, classes and gym space. Get your child excited by letting them pick out a new bag, stationary and some new clothing for school.