Mental Health and Disabilities Content Area Update
Stephanie Gaughan, Mental Health Manager
Happy August parents! As we prepare to welcome you back for a new school year, your child may be feeling anxious about leaving home and returning to in person learning.
Below are some tips to help you and your child transition back to in person school.
*If your child is nervous about returning, communicate with calm words and actions that it is safe. This will significantly increase their chances of a smooth transition.
*Prepare your child with information before the school year starts. Children should be prepared in advance for COVID changes, like social distancing from friends and saying goodbye at the door. Reassure them that it’s OK if they forget a rule, it takes time to learn anything new.
For more tips, read the full article: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/aug/28/how-parents-can-prepare-their-children-for-going-back-to-school
Wishing you well!