Use these techniques to help your child get over "first day" nerves and adjust to a new school.
If your preteen is worried about fitting in:
- Suggest funky accessories, like belts and pins, that she can buy at resale shops or make herself. Look at fashion magazines to come up with ideas.
- Encourage her to save her allowance to put toward clothes. Or she could do extra chores, such as babysitting, to make clothing money.