Changing schools can be a stressful process for parents and even more for children.
One of the anxieties that many parents have when switching schools is the emotional well-being of their child.
However, switching schools is sometimes unavoidable.
While switching schools is not an easy process, having a plan in place to help your child adjust to a new school, makes a difference.
Here are three tips you can use to help your child adjust to a new school.
Get to know your child’s teacher
When your child switches to a new school, it is important to build a relationship with your child’s teacher/ teachers.
Building a relationship with your child’s educator is a great way to learn about the school’s culture.
This will also help you to address any concerns that you might have about your child fitting in at the school.
Research conducted by the University of Missouri found that when parents and teachers work together learners perform better.
To conduct their study, researchers from the university took 100+ teachers to a professional development program.
The aim was to improve the relationship with parents and students. It also focused on improving classroom management.
Ask for extra learning material
It is important to ask for extra learning material when your child moves to a different school. This is to help them to be better prepared and adjust to a new way of learning.
You can schedule the most convenient time for you and your child to go through the learning material and help them practice. This also a good way to help you see what kind of help your child needs.
Be more understanding
Adjusting to a new environment is not easy for anyone, but with time and the right support, your child will make the adjustment.
Even if you are feeling anxious about the new school, you should ensure that your child has your support. And when they struggle with something at the new school, be patient and understanding.
While switching to a new school might take some time getting used to, remember children are resilient and they eventually adapt to new environments.
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