One of the biggest "rites of passage" may be college transition; lack of wellness strategies and how to cope have escalated anxiety & depression and statistics indicate 30% more students are seeking assistance while the ratio of student to counselor is 1,737:1 what can a parent do...
Puberty with its hormones and development may take a middle schooler for a wild ride in grades 6-9, however, parents can assist children with reflection and communication and seeking out role models to smooth the transition.
Stormy, cloudy, mostly sunny or bright are the many options for our young grade schoolers. Like the weather, a word, action, or missed social cue can set the day into a tailspin and transitions can be volatile, it is critical for parents/guardians to touch base with the child and provide support.
Pre-school, Kindergarten, and First-grade are those roller-coaster transitions where children are filled with excitement, confusion, trying to catch on to routines, some not being able to take naps, and for others it's literally exhausting.