We're moving to a new city, so our 7 and 5 year olds will be going to a new school. I don't think our youngest will have an issue as she is a social butterfly and loves people. Our oldest is a bit socially...inept. She is a strong leader, and i'm pretty sure has control issues. How do we work with her this summer to help her better transition to a new school, with new kids? She's going into 2nd grade, so some of the kids will probably be pretty close. She's seen a school counselor to help with her social-behavioral issues, but only ended up getting worse. I just want this to be easy for her.
Answer by LoriKeet at 5:59 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
We're going through this too!!!! I was lucky and the house that we bought is in the same school district as 3 of our friends who have children the same age as our oldest and will all be going into the second grade together. We are doing some summer sports things through the school and Y so they can get to know some of the other children the same age as them. We have already drove them past the school and let them come into the office with me when I went to let the school know that they will be new students this coming year also. They are starting to get excited since they are already making friends and getting to know the area this summer before school starts. Unfortunately we live in a rural area so there aren't any neighbors for us to meet with other children the same age.
Answer by fallnangel3 at 12:25 AM on Jun. 26, 2010
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