Helping Your Child Transition Into Middle School

It’s a bittersweet moment when your child transitions from elementary school to middle school. New school, new teachers, new friends, new schedules—going from the structured environment of elementary school to the independent and slightly chaotic rush of middle school can be overwhelming and intimidating. We’ve got some helpful tips on how you can help your child have a successful transition into middle school, starting with what you can do before the first day of classes that will help start the transition off on the right foot.

How to Prepare Before School Starts

Tips for a Great School Year  

Bring in Support when Needed

Your child will experience a whirlwind of emotions as they end one era of their lives and embark on the next. As parents, we know that we don’t always have the right answers. Therapy is a great way for both you and your child to gain a new perspective and have a better understanding of each other. Therapy is also an important tool for healing if your child has experienced bullying, social trauma, or just having a difficult time transitioning into a new school. If you or someone you know is in the California or Nevada areas has a middle schooler who is struggling, Medens Health is ready to help alongside school counseling. Reach out to us by phone or text at (833) 624-5400, or by filling out our online contact form.


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