Are you dreading the first day back at school?
If so … join the club!
Transitioning from the summer break back into the fall semester is one of the most stressful times of year for HSC parents.
Not only do you have the tension and anxiety of another routine change …
(Maybe just as your kiddo got used to the summer vacation routine) …
But they might have new teachers, new classmates, new subjects and new classrooms.
Maybe even a new school entirely!
It’s the perfect storm for meltdowns to occur.
But it doesn’t need to be this way.
Sure, I’m not saying it’s going to be easy.
But it can be a whole lot easiER when you apply what I’m about to say.
The big thing here is communicating with the school.
Teachers have a tough job.
And it’s easy for them to treat every kid the same.
Unfortunately, that’s not going to serve your child.
This is why it’s so important to reach out ahead of time, and see if you can speak to your kid’s teacher(s.)
Don’t frame this as something you need.
That approach could put the teacher on the backfoot and make them feel defensive.
Instead, frame it as you helping them, so they know how to quickly and easily get your kiddo onside, should things start to get out of hand.
Explain what specific challenges your HSC has.
Give the teacher(s) a heads up as to what they might find triggering.
And let them know you’re there if they have any questions, or need any help.
Sure, this might take you a little time …
Especially if you need to speak with multiple teachers.
But if you want the next 10 months of the school semester to run smoothly, it’s time well spent.
Ultimately, you need teachers to create a supportive learning environment that meets your kid’s needs.
If you can get that … Everyone benefits.
School can make life a whole lot better for your HSC.
But it can also make life a whole lot harder.
The key is for the school to be an ally, not an agitator.
And look, some teachers just won’t get it.
That sucks, because you’d hope they got into education because they wanted to help every kid.
That’s not always the case though.
So if you run into these kinds of teachers, then it’s up to you to work with your kiddo, and walk them through some of the challenges they might face.
I know this sounds like a lot of work.
And it can be.
But 2 things:
At MTC, we’re literally the world’s best at helping parents of highly sensitive children navigate any challenge that comes their way.
And going back to school is no exception.
This is the area a lot of our clients feel they get the most value and support when they work with us.
Because we don’t just tell them what to do …
We hold their hand, every step of the way.
We offer a structured game plan, and world class support.
(Along with unrivaled coaching and accountability.)
If that’s what you want too, grab some time on our calendar here.
You know how stressful the next couple of months could be.
Why put yourself through that when there’s another way?
A way where you can at least reduce if not eliminate meltdowns …
Where you can feel happy sending your kiddo off to school every morning …
And where you leave behind the stress, sadness and frustration, knowing that you AND the school are advocating for your HSC.
Use this link and we’ll hop on a call for about 45 minutes.
I promise you, it’ll be the most valuable 45 minutes you spend helping your kiddo this entire year.
You owe it to them, and you owe it to yourself.
Hit that link above, and we’ll talk soon.