Enroll in Extracurricular Activities
Encourage your child to enroll in an extracurricular activity of their choice as soon as possible. It can be hard to make new friends in the hustle and bustle of the school day, but extracurricular activities foster an environment that’s more carefree and perfect for forging friendships. Whether they want to play a sport or do theater, your child will be meeting like-minded kids.
If you can, plan something special to cap off the first day. Having something fun and familiar in their schedule is a good way to anchor everything that’s new and unexpected. Try taking them to a restaurant they like or cooking their favorite meal.
We wish the best of luck to all the kids starting at new schools – and all the parents dealing with the fallout of this transition. Remember, it only gets easier after the first day!