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It’s always important to help your child through significant life transitions and the end of a school year is a perfect example. Maybe your child is moving to a different classroom or attending camp with another teacher or counselor – why not help them mark the milestone. Here are a few ideas:
If your child is struggling with feelings of loss or anxiety about an unknown future, for a period of time you may see an increase in behavior problems or a tendency toward regressive behaviors (thumb-sucking, pants-wetting, etc.). This is completely normal. Please “cut your child some slack” and give them the time and support needed to work through these issues.
Stay your consistently firm self. Don’t overreact. In quieter moments, make sure to express your sympathy or empathy to your child and provide some extra snuggles.