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How to Help Your Kids Through the End of the School Year Blues

In the latest episode of Whose Kid is That?!? Val shared that her 5-year-old son was displaying some signs of anxiety as he approached his graduation from Kindergarten. Val noticed:

  • Clinginess
  • Moodiness
  • Sadness
  • and other BIG feelings

For Val’s son, graduating Kindergarten and entering 1st grade also means leaving his school building to attend a new school next year! This is a big transition for a little guy.

Most of us know that the beginning of a new school year can be a big transition, but so can the end of a school year, especially for children who are neuro-divergent. These kids usually thrive on a predictable schedule and the end of the school year typically has lots of major schedule changes for things like field day, class trips, and practice for end-of-the-year programs. Plus, they may not know what to expect in the summer and could have anxiety about missing their teacher and their friends.

If your child is struggling with the end-of-school-year blues, you’re going to want to check out these resources!

Listen to: Season 1, Episode 17 – Finish the School Year Strong by Together in Literacy

In this episode, Emily and Casey discuss signs and behaviors you should be looking for in your children as the school year comes to a close. They also cover appropriate summer practice for your children with learning challenges.

Read this: Calming End-of-Year Stress on Edutopia

In this blog post, Lori Desautels shares five great strategies for positive closure and transition.

To hear all about Val’s son’s end-of-school-year anxieties, check out the latest episode of Whose Kid is That?!? with Julie and Val. You can listen on Apple or Spotify. Don’t forget to subscribe so you know exactly when each new episode is released!


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