Changing schools can affect children in many ways. While we think it is favorable in such a way that they get to meet new friends and be in a new environment, changing schools can also negatively affect your children. Kids might find it hard to adjust to the different mode of teaching. Trying to meet new peers and establishing new relationships can also be traumatic for them. Studies show that kids might develop low self-esteem and increase their risk of showing psychotic symptoms if they change schools.
The good thing is that as parents, you can do something about it.
- Teach them social skills so they can easily make new friends.
- Assist your children with school matters and constantly check on their progress with the help of their teacher.
- Initiate communication or even occasional meetups between your kids and their best friends from their former school.