Transition from School to Summer
As this complicated school year winds down, it’s time to start thinking about the transition from school to summer. Whether your kids’ summer activities are full of structured camps and activities, unstructured days full of play and downtime, or a combination, the end of the school year will result in some changes, including social shifts and losses, daily schedule adjustments, and activity transitions. Any of these types of changes can create wrinkles in children’s emotional wellness.
Not to worry – Here are a few helpful ideas:
Note from Mightier Clinicians
It is common for kids – and adults – to have a hard time with changes and transitions. We are creatures of habit. Regular routines create feelings of safety and comfort — knowing what to expect reduces uncertainties and worries. Routines also save energy, neurobiologically-speaking, because they allow us to rely on automatic physical and psychological processes. So when one major routine ends, it’s often a good idea to find your next workable routine fairly quickly. Learn more about how Mightier helps kids manage their emotions.