Change can be scary when you focus on all the negative things it that it can bring. But what if you focus on the positive? Gulliver and Emmet learn that ‘Bendy thinking’ can help decrease their worries about a new teacher- maybe it won’t be so bad after all.
Children pick up on their parent’s anxieties- if you are anxious about a situation, your children might feel the need to be anxious too!
Transition can be stressful for everyone- especially for a child who is not in control of his world yet.
Children need to learn to cope with their anxieties- comfort, encourage and support
Tips and tricks:
Prepare your child by talking about changes that are coming
Routines are important- an established routine leading up to a change or transition can often elevate extra stress
Be calm and consistent- a firm exit ritual can be reassuring