5 First Day of School Tips for CP Families
s summer comes to a close, the back to school jitters start to set in. While a new school year can be overwhelming for anyone, this time for parents of children with CP can come with a few extra concerns.
Fortunately, there are many things that parents and caregivers can do to ease this transition. To begin, try gradually involving your child in back-to-school preparations. Go shopping for school supplies together and help them pick out a new outfit or lunchbox. Afterwards, treat them to their favorite lunch or snack.
By slowly introducing your child to the idea of a new school year, they will likely experience less anxiety about a change in routine.
You can also offer pre-first day encouragement to your child by getting them excited about what they’ll learn, the new friends they’ll meet and fun after-school activities. The first day of school is a significant time for both of you, so kick off the school year with a positive outlook.