Transitioning from Summer Days to School Days: Planning Ahead is the Key to Success

As the lazy, hazy days of summer melt away, family thoughts turn to the approach of the school year.
While many parents eagerly anticipate the return to the structure of the academic year, children may be experiencing a wide array of feelings from excitement to dread. How can we best prepare children to resume the rhythm of their school-year lives?
It is helpful to think about readying the body and the brain. Many children have had relaxed bed times during the summer and, in spite of the summer reading requirements, many children have had a “formal study hiatus.”
Click here to read the full article written by Katherine B. Howard, MA, NCSP, LPC, Old Trail School’s Psychologist.

Old Trail School is an independent day school (toddler through grade eight) located in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.