If your child hasn’t taken to secondary school like a duck to water, don’t stress too much. There will be many others in the same boat (choppy water). And keep in mind that no transition issue is unsolvable.
Despite all of the best research and preparation in the world, sometimes children don’t transition well into the new secondary school. It’s a nightmare to see a child come home from school looking lost and unhappy. We all want children to be excited about this new stage in their education. Fortunately, parents can do a lot to change this upsetting situation.
There are a greater range of core subjects at the secondary level and even good students may initially find a new subject or two challenging. Encourage your teen to keep an open mind and to see the new subjects as an exciting opportunity rather than an obstacle. There are strategies parents can adopt to help their children adjust to all of the new subjects at the secondary level.