STARTING a new school can be daunting for even the bravest of students.
One of the most difficult hurdles challenging many children when they move from primary school to high school, is making new friends.
High school brings about new stresses and expectations that children did not need to face in primary school.
To provide a smoother transition kidshelp.com.au offers some great tips:
● Developing a supportive family environment, will help to open avenues of communication.
If your child is worried about making friends, discuss with them how they could go about it.
● Start preparing for the new routine — time differences, subject timetables and a new environment might make things difficult for your child. Attending an open day could help them familiarise with their new surroundings.
● Support them throughout the on-going process.
Make time to chat with them about their day, and be available when things get tough.
With the new year just beginning and school open days taking place finding time to help your child through this difficult time is very important.
● For more information, hints and tips visit: kidshelp.com.au