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Making a smooth start to secondary school


Starting secondary school is a time of change and uncertainty, which places new demands on young people. Being at the bottom of the pecking order where they are unsure of the playground hierarchies is just one adjustment that they need to make.    Some kids take these new experiences in their stride but it is natural to experience some difficulty, particularly when it’s accompanied by the potentially unsettling transition from childhood to adolescence. It’s no coincidence that many research projects indicate that children’s learning levels out in the transition year, presumably because the social tasks of adjustment take precedence over academic performance.   It helps to remember the Five P’s to help your young person settle in: 1.     Promote friendships:  The quicker kids form new friendships the soon...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)


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