With summer starting to wind down, back-to-school season has officially begun. Even grown adults who have been out of the classroom for years can feel a little twinge of nostalgia (or anxiety) when the displays of school supplies start appearing in stores. Your child, however, is probably clinging desperately to the last moments of summer vacation. Fortunately, if you know how to get your kid excited to go back to school, you can help soothe her nerves a bit.
Even if your child has been in school for a year or two, every new grade can bring on fresh challenges. After all, adjusting to a new teacher, classroom, and classmates can take some time. Although you know she'll get into a routine soon enough, those days leading up to school's return can be filled with dread. The anticipation of such a big change can be worse than the change itself.
So taking a few minutes to talk to your kid about her fears, check out the new classroom, and shop for school supplies together can help her get in the right mindset for the new year. Sometimes even little things, such as having a fresh pack of cool pencils at the ready, can make all the difference. In the meantime, you can help make the transition easier for your kiddo.