Back-to-school season is full of transitions for all families. Some of these transitions can be especially difficult for children from hard places. They may cause anxiety, more frequent meltdowns or difficult behavior. Since school is such an important and significant part of a child’s life, as an adoption agency, MLJ Adoptions works towards preparing parents for some the challenges that may arise during the back-to-school season. Your family may need support in different ways depending on your child and the schooling situation. We hope that these resources are a good starting point.
Back-To-School Tips for Adoptive Parents, Angela Simpson
Preparing Your Anxious Child For The Start of School, Karlene Edgemon
Spelling Words: Thinking Outside of the Pen and Paper, Angela Simpson
What Can Parents Do If Their Adopted Child is Being Bullied, Karlene Edgemon
10 Back-to-School Tips for Adopted Children, Angela Simpson
Helping Make More Schools Adoption Friendly, Joi Wasill
What Would You Do: School Asks for Adoption Decree at Registration, by Dawn Davenport, Creating a Family
Kids With Learning Disabilities: When School Is Not “Working” by Dawn Davenport, Creating a Family
When Your Child Hates School by Dawn Davenport, Creating a Family
What You Should Know About Transitioning An Adopted Child to School, European Adoption Consultants
The Bully Book: A Workbook for Kids Coping with Bullies, by Brooke Randolph
The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family, by Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross and Wendy Lyons Sunshine
Helping Our Kids Cope with Bullies at School, Creating a Family
As a parent, you are the best judge for if your child’s behavior is due to the transition back to school or if there are additional problems that may need more than just patience and setting into a routine to resolve. If there are more specific resources that would be helpful for your family, don’t hesitate to reach out to your adoption agency; they should be able to provide you with them.