Some students may struggle with:
- Being part of a racial minority in the whole school for the first time.
- Being the “only one” in a class.
- Speaking differently than other students.
- Not fitting in with kids at the new school or with kids back at home.
It will take time for your child to get comfortable. In the meantime, there are some things you can do to make it a little easier.
- Talk to your child regularly about school and their experiences, fears, and concerns.
- Keep an eye out for unusual behavior, including loss of appetite, sudden shyness, or lack of interest in favorite things.
Talk to your child's teachers regularly and make sure you know what's going on at school.