3 tips to ease the back to school transition | Erik Young Counseling LLC
It's been a good summer. You've had some fun. Everyone is (hopefully) feeling pretty relaxed. But, now, it's time to get ready to return to school. For you, the parent, you are probably looking forward to a little more time to get stuff done without having to manage child care duties. However, for your exceptional child, back to school means a change in routine and can be a potentially stressful transition. Bearing this in mind, here are some things you can do to help make things a little easier. 1. Gradually adjust bedtime. For many families, summer break is a time of decreased or changed structure. For many of my clients, bed times get a little more lax and are often pushed back. Try to start nudging that bedtime up a few minutes a night before the school starts. Shoot for having your child going to bed and getting up for at least a few days (if not a week) before the first day of school. This will make the transition a little more gradual and help your child to