COVID-19 has caused unprecedented difficulties for everyone. After prolonged isolation, families have to make needed adjustments to refocus on supportive relationships before the children may return back to school. Here are some tips for a successful reintegration:
Establish routine – predictable routines will help students regain a sense of safety and order.
Communication – to identify adjustments that are challenging and provide increased support.
Set realistic expectations – acknowledge the changes that may exist compared to pre-COVID.
Be flexible – understand that some kids will take more time to adjust.
Being prepared for the challenges of reintegration will set the children up for academic, social, and emotional success during this difficult time.