The start of school is always a time filled with anticipation, excitement, and (sometimes)anxiety. Parents and families often ask what they can do to provide information, reduce anxiety, and get the year off to a great start. Here are a few great resources to help out on that front.
Starting School from PBSParents
This is a great piece that covers many topics relating to supporting students through the start of school. It also includes links to more specific topics including separation anxiety, school transitions, food allergies, etc.
Homework: A Guide for Parents from The National Association of School Psychologists
This is a comprehensive article covering setting expectations, developing routines and supporting kids (and families) in developing healthy and effective homework behaviors.
16 Ways to Prep for School Separation Anxiety from parenting.com
This piece is really helpful in thinking about and preparing for kiddos who might have some difficulty separating from their families during the start of school. The article offers concrete recommendations that families can put into play right away.
8 Ways You Can Build a Good Relationship With Your Child’s Teacher from The National Center for Learning Disabilities
- This is a quick and easy read with simple advice for getting your relationship with your child’s teacher off on the right foot.