Is your child feeling nervous about the new school year? Whether your child is going back to school in person, or they will be engaging in non-traditional instruction for the first part of the school year, school will likely feel very different.
It is important that you talk with your child and prepare them for the school year ahead. Let them know that it will likely feel different than before. If they will be returning to school in person, take the time now to teach your child about physical distancing. Purchase a mask that they like, and have them wear it around the house for increasingly longer periods beforehand so that they get used to it before returning to school. Review proper hand-washing with them so that they are prepared to keep themselves healthy while at school.
If possible, give your child a sense of what school will look like in the Fall. Talk about what their schedule will look like, and be prepared to answer questions.
Lastly, let your child know that you don’t know exactly what the school year will look like—plans will likely change as time goes on. There may be some good days and some bad, but ensure them that you will be working through these challenging times together.
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