Back to School: Tips for Transitioning from Summer Break
Adjust your schedule
Read each day
Maintain family time
Just because school is starting doesn’t mean you will not be able to enjoy family time. Even when their after-school activities are in full swing, it’s essential to set aside time each day to spend together as a family. Whether this means gathering around the dinner table and sharing aspects of your day by reading a book or playing a card game before bed, this time is very important for your family.
Discuss potential anxiety
Set sustainable academic goals
Focus on organization
Foster positive thinking
A new year, new classmates and a new teacher can produce a lot of questions from children. As adults, we also become anxious about school. Children often overhear our phone conversations, dinner table concerns, and backyard chats. Be mindful of what you are saying when little ears are listening. Set your child up for success to welcome the new school year and new friends and to be ready for school with a positive outlook and growth mindset.
If your child is struggling with adjusting to the new school routine, the mental health professionals at Cypress can help. We work with children, teens, adults, and families to help you live a life where happiness and fulfillment are the focus. Contact a member of our team to learn more.