I recently spoke to a group of soon-to-be high school freshmen and freshwomen (also called grade 9s) and their families, on the eve of their official first day of high school. I shared with them three "tips" that would have been useful for me when I was in grade 9 --and studies have shown--to build high school careers on.
For parents, September is already hard, but tack on a teen that is transitioning to a new school--this could be a profoundly nerve racking time. I appreciate that some students transition seamlessly, and if that’s your student, read this article anyways, just for fun--on the patio with a cold drink, of course. So, what are a few ways to decrease that fall anxiety, fear and stress that some students will inevitably face this September?