Oh no! Holly does not want to go to school one morning. Her friends are taking her toys and her teacher speaks too loudly. Everything is just too new and too different for Holly!
Through gentle reassurances and coaching, her mother encourages her to think differently about the things that are bothering her at school. Holly begins to feel better about her new routines, new classmates, and new expectations, and soon she is off to school!
A Note to Parents by school psychologist Elizabeth McCallum, PhD, offers tips and strategies to reduce your child's discomfort with school and to help your child transition to school more easily.