Your child may be in a bigger school, with more teachers and subjects. Her workload is more demanding and she’s trying to make new friends. Here are some ideas that may help your child adjust:
Let your child experience the school during quieter moments. Some children benefit from arriving at school early to get organized. Others may need time to talk to their teachers after school to get help understanding assignments. Try to accommodate your child if she needs this kind of support.
Share information about your child’s learning style with her teachers. Many children learn best if they can see the information as well as hear it. Others will need to do a hands-on activity, such as building a model, or acting out a part from a book, before they fully understand.
Check into activities and clubs. One of the most exciting things about middle school is the variety of extracurricular activities that become available to your child. Help her find one that interests her. This is a great way to meet other children with whom she has something in common. These meetings can often lead to strong friendships. And few things will help your child cope with middle school as well as a friend she can count on.
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