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Preparing for a New School Year: Embracing Routine and Supporting Emotional Wellness

August 25, 2023

​August 25, 2023 - As the summer winds down, anticipation builds for the new school year ahead. At Grande PrairieB2S Emotional wellness-04.png Public School Division, we believe in equipping our students and families with the necessary resources to succeed. Here are some ways families and students can start preparing for a smooth transition back to school:

  1. Embracing a Healthy Routine
    Parents and guardians can smooth out back to school jitters with praise, understanding, and some structure. Read more: Helping Kids Back Into the School Routine - Child Mind Institute

  2. 12-Steps for Parents to Help their Child Cope with Back to School Anxiety
    Anxiety Canada has created these simple tips to help families minimize their child's anxiety on the first day back: Our 12-step back to school checklist for parents - Anxiety Canada

  3. Coping with Back-to-School Anxiety
    Anxious feelings are normal in children and teens returning to school, changing schools, or for first-timers starting kindergarten. This transition can be stressful for the entire family. Here are some helpful tips to reduce fears:  Coping with Back to School Anxiety - Anxiety Canada

Preparing for a new school year is a shared journey. Together, we can ensure a positive and successful start by embracing the right strategies and supporting each other. 

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Grande Prairie Public School Division
Phone: 780-532-4491