Back-to-School Feelings of Loss (8-19-15)


Today’s Parenting Tip:

This Parenting Tip is a reminder about things you can do to help your child get a good start at school this year.

Most children miss certain special things while they are at school. What will your child miss while at school (blanket, toy, TV show, mom-time, a friend)?

Some ways to help with your child’s feelings of loss:

  • Tell her that her toys will be in their usual place waiting for her return.
  • If there is a younger child still at home, tell her that her toys will be protected – and make sure they are.
  • Record a favorite TV show so she can watch it after school.
  • Plan one-on-one time with Mom or Dad.
  • Make a plan for playtime with a missed friend.

Read more about back-to-school: Lessons Learned about Back-to-School.

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