« The Feds Wage Sex Education Wars | Main | Heading in Digital Directions »

Transitionitis

Do you know someone who's feeling blue about the end of the school year? Maybe they're acting out, being difficult as the school calendar counts down? Well, they're not alone, it turns out. "Transitionitis," as a blogger at The Boston Globe calls it, affects more students than you might suspect. "Children of all ages have a love-hate relationship with the end of school. The culture tells them they are supposed to be happy (no more pencils, no more books!) but what many of them actually feel is sad and confused," Barbara Meltz writes in her Child Caring blog. The best remedy is to talk with kids about their feelings and to acknowledge that it's OK to miss school or some aspect of it. "Even then, a 3rd or 4th grade boy may not share with you, but you've at least normalized the feelings for him, "Meltz says.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Advertisement

Recent Comments

Archives

Categories

Technorati

Technorati search

» Blogs that link here