For many children, the “before school” routine of getting up, dressed, teeth brushed, and out the door is a distant memory. Kids have grown used to rolling out of bed, stumbling downstairs, and logging into their computers to complete school assignments or meet up with their teachers and classes. As schools across the country begin to reopen, children and parents will need to adjust back to an in-person learning environment. Preparing ahead of time will set everyone up for success.
For some families, a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move might take children from an in-person or hybrid learning environment to one that is still virtual. Use these tips for a smooth transition.
Whether you are returning to in-person learning or PCSing to a new duty station with a new school, the adjustment may take time. Talk to your kids and ease concerns they might have. Let them know the family is in it together and utilize available resources. Contact your School Liaison for information about school transitions.
Building self-esteem is one of the most important things parents can do for their children. Self-esteem grows when children feel accepted and when they feel successful. Follow these simple strategies and watch your children become more confident in themselves.
If your family is PCSing this summer, things may feel a little different with schools and businesses temporarily closed due to the pandemic. However, these tips can still help you achieve a smooth transition.
Here’s a statement you have heard before: PCS is an incredibly stressful time. In addition to the sheer stress of packing up and moving, Marine parents and children alike have to completely relearn the ins and outs of a new location. The School Liaison Program can help relieve a little of that stress.