Back to School: Emotional Transition

September 3, 2012 (CHIAGO)

Tips for Successful Transition Back to School 1. Rest
-Elementary students need 10-12 hours of sleep
- High School students need 8-9 hours of sleep
2. Routine
- Establish morning and after school routines early and stick to it
- Children may benefit from a chart or visual aid to assist schedule and expectations
3. Rehearse
- Talk to your kids about potential worries and identify solutions
- Create a sense of resourcefulness and confidence in children

What can parents do to protect their child from bullying?
- Talk to kids every day and look for signs
- Encourage involvement in activities, interests, and hobbies

How should parents intervene if their child is bullied?
- Help your child develop responses
- Communicate with a network of teachers, school counselors, and administrators

What if my child is the bully?
- Clearly explain why the behavior was unacceptable and suggest alternatives
- Give consequences that provide learning or develop empathy

For more resources on responses to bullying for children and caregivers go to

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