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Guide on Dealing with Transitions

Guide on Dealing with Transitions

Anyone who has ever moved from one location to another or has been separated from friends, knows how hard a transition can be. Going from a known, comfortable environment to one that is different and unfamiliar can be very stressful. The school environment is where many transitions occur for children and their families. These transitions are met with both delight and concern. While there is the pleasure of accomplishment as students move to something new, there also may be anxiety over leaving friends and teachers they know for others less familiar. 
 
Back to School Transition Tips: Getting a new school year off to a good start can influence children’s attitude, confidence, and performance both socially and academically. The transition from August to September can be difficult for both children and parents. Even children who are eager to return to class must adjust to the greater levels of activity, structure, and, for some, pressures associated with school life. To read more go to: http://www.shipk12.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/SASD-Back-to-School-Transitions-Tips-for-Parents.pdf
 
Transition from Elementary to Middle School
Student Survival Tips for the Middle School Transition: http://www.ware.k12.ga.us/userfiles/131/my%20files/survival_tips_for_parents_and_students.pdf?id=6792                                                                           
Parent Survival Tips for Middle School Transition: http://www1.ccs.k12.in.us/district/uploads/File/carmel-clay-schools/academics/Transitions/Parent%20Survival%20Tips%20for%20Middle%20School%20Transition.pdf                                                                                        
Making the Move to Middle SchoolDiscover strategies and tools for helping your child transition from elementary school to middle school. http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/collection/what-to-expect-grade/making-move-to-middle-school
 
Transition from Middle School to High School
Ensuring Successful Student Transitions from the Middle Grades to High School http://www.adlit.org/article/32116/
           
 
 
 
Transition from High School to College
What Works for First-Generation College Students https://www.tgslc.org/pdf/files-sfts_what_works.pdf
Letting go: Tips for parents of new college students https://www.uwsuper.edu/fye/parents/upload/Letting-Go-FLSouthern.pdf