"Back-to-School" That term sees store owners looking toward increased sales of clothing and school supplies. Parents see them with gratitude that the long hot summer of entertaining their children is ending. And children view them with fear for the upcoming school year, especially if they are moving to a new school.
Children should prepare for the new school year as if they were planning for an adventure, not a trip down a dark alley in the middle of a questionable neighborhood. When planning for an adventure, you generally make a list of what to bring, considering needs and wants. You plan a list of places to see on your new adventure. And you may map the way so you know how to proceed to arrive at a specific time. Here are five ways to help your children overcome the fear of back-to-school jitters and look forward to that first day, week, and month, with eager anticipation.
Author: Renee Heiss