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:
- 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!
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.