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Back To School Blues

With the summer holidays drawing to an end everyone’s mind is turning to school. For some parents it’s a welcome thought, the return of routine, organisation and perhaps a bit of quiet during the day! For other parents it’s as disappointing as it is for the children, perhaps you have mixed feelings. As parents, all those thoughts and feelings are justified.

Below are aspects relating to your children that you may want to consider and how to help them through this transition.

Children’s Feelings

Your little ones may have mixed feelings similar to yours with regards to their return to school. It can be exciting to see their friends again, particularly if they have been away over the summer. They might be nervous, perhaps they have a new teacher they’ve not met before or they’re starting a new school. It is important to acknowledge all of their feelings and make them feel heard.

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