Whoever coined the phrase “lazy days of summer” didn’t have a full house-hold of family members on the go. Whether you are a stay at home parent or you work full time, we all seem to have high hopes and expectations for our summer plans and projects. We assume that since the kids are out of school, we will automatically have more time get things done while planning our summer away. But how many times do you find yourself in the complete opposite scenario? Between juggling daycare, camp, play dates, and appointments with scheduled day trips to the beach, camping, vacations, we find our time dwindling and there’s even less time for the day to day things we need to get done.
Change can be difficult for anyone, but this is especially true for children. Starting a new school is a change that can be particularly stressful and intimidating for kids. Whether the change is due to moving to a new town or graduating on to a higher lever school, this can be a time filled with confusion and anxiety. Moving is also a busy and stressful time for the entire family, so it’s important to keep in mind that kids moving to a new town now have to adjust to new surroundings, a new home, and a new school, which can compound their fear and anxiety and make it that much more difficult.