I sat back in my patio chair and prepared to watch a war staged between two little boys, my son and his look alike best friend. A friend he had had since 3-year-old preschool. The one who he had such a symbiotic relationship with it often seemed like they were two parts of a whole.
And, yet, I was sitting back and letting them fight.
It is the time of year when most families are getting prepared for back-to-school. And, despite our best intentions for getting them ready – finding the perfect new outfit, and all the right school supplies, some children will still feel overwhelmed and anxious.
The following are tips to help ease back-to-school jitters and begin the school year off smoothly.
* Transition from summer to the new school year: Transitions are a natural part of everyday life. Handled well, this period of time will help make your child stronger.