- All transitions…including the back to school transition…create some level of pain for someone. Back to school may be painful for your child…you…your spouse…all of you. That’s normal.
- Us dads offer a different kind of voice in each transition…including back to school. Make sure your voice is heard during this transition.
- How can you make back to school as painless as possible…for all of you?
- Choose a good attitude about your child going back to school, their teacher, their classmates, etc. Your child will pick up on and play off of your attitude.
- Over-communicate how much you believe in your child’s ability to learn and be a great friend to their classmates.
- Make sure your child knows you love them and are cheering for them this school year.
- Pray out loud with your child about their friends, teachers, schoolwork, recess, bus ride, homework, locker, _____ (whatever they’re anxious about), etc. Don’t worry about praying out loud…you can’t mess it up.
- Celebrate your child going back to school. Get some ice cream, go to dinner, buy a cake, throw some confetti…do something fun!
- And if the back to school transition causes you a lot of pain, remember, football season is almost here!