As Summer Break comes to an end and the focus shifts to Back to School night, new clothes, and catching up with school friends, it’s natural for kids to get excited for the start of a new school year. While children in foster care might also feel the excitement, there’s a high probability that returning to school could be met with trepidation. Their anxiety is understandable. We’ve provided a list of several ways to help your foster child transition to a new school.
Above all, don’t expect instant results and allow room for flexibility as the transition begins. Be transparent and predictable. Children thrive in stable and familiar environments during times of change and, ultimately, look to you for guidance, love, and support.
Best wishes to you and yours as you embark on this fulfilling journey together!