5 Things Parents Should Know: When Your Kid Goes to a New School

#1 - Adjusting Takes Time

Although you may like to think that kids will adjust to school in no time at all, that isn't always the case. Sometimes, they'll surprise you and come home with a new best friend on the first day of school. More often than not, it may take a little while longer for them to get comfortable. Be patient as they navigate their new school and continually encourage them to branch out without pestering them. If you spot signs of trouble, request a meeting with their teacher or school counselor to get a firsthand perspective on how your son or daughter is interacting with other and performing academically.

As a parent, providing a nurturing home and a loving attitude are some of the most valuable gifts you can provide to help your child face down fears and build confidence. Transitioning to new schools can be tough, but with time and parental support, children can reach the other side of it stronger and happier than before.