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How to approach the change of school serenely?

Your child is changing schools and you want to prepare for the new school year with peace of mind? Parfait The Fun Master gives you its best advice.

Justine Varin - Writer

Le changement d'école, source de stress

Although some children are more relaxed and adaptable than others, changing schools is always a stressful time. It is synonymous with change, the unknown and the loss of bearings.

However, there is no need to worry, if you prepare properly, everything will go smoothly!

If you are looking for information to help your child’s change of school go as smoothly as possible, keep reading!

Locate the places

Children feel much more secure when they know the area, if you have the opportunity. Try to identify the area with your child. If you can’t, take a walk around the school with your child so that he or she can get used to it.

Show him the way to the school, the surroundings and also the entrance of the school. This will make it seem less daunting for him right away.

Go to meet others

If you have the opportunity, try to enroll your child in a few extracurricular activities or recreation centers in the city where the school is located. This way, your child can make friends and look forward to starting school.

You can also approach parents or neighbors in your neighborhood if no activities are available.

“Communicating with your child is the key to make the school change smoothly.”

Communicate with your kid

Without making school change an obsession, make sure you talk to your child regularly about it. They should feel that it is an open subject and that they can ask any questions they want.

It’s also important to reassure your child by keeping a positive attitude and vocabulary about the change.

Don’t hesitate to ask your child how he feels about this change of school, this will allow him to verbalize his emotions and start a conversation with him.

Going back to a school routine

Often, the change of school takes place in September when the school year starts. During the summer vacations, we all know that young people go to bed later and that rules are more flexible.

It is necessary to make sure that your child resumes a rhythm adapted to his schooling so that little by little he gets used to the idea that it is time to go back to school.

Stay along and reassure him

Accompany your children and for teenagers ask their opinion, some prefer to be accompanied and others not. Let them know that they can count on you. You can also pick them up from school at the end of the day. It’s best if the children don’t go to daycare or a nanny on their first day of school. The day will seem shorter and more affordable.

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Finally, the hardest part may be leaving your little one at the entrance of the school. But once the door is open, we are sure that everything will be fine!

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