Use these techniques to help your child get over "first day" nerves and adjust to a new school.
If your tween is worried about their place in a new school:
- Remind your child that kids from her old school may attend this one. Suggest that she call her friends to see if their lunch schedules coordinate.
- Encourage her to make new friends. If she likes the girl she sat next to in class, she might approach her table and ask, “Can I eat with you?”