#3 - Your Attitude Makes a Difference
The attitude that you project about the school switch can impact your child's attitude about it as well. If you express confidence and positivity about the change, that optimism can rub off. While it's crucial to address your child's anxieties about the transition, try to direct those concerns into actionable goals. For instance, if your teen is about to start high school and is worried about making friends, maybe suggest trying out for an afterschool sport. Offer potential solutions rather than feeding doubt.