Preparing Your Daughter to Go Back to School

Preparing your daughter to go back to school might seem easy, but it’s not as easy as it seems. It’s important to prepare her physically, mentally, and emotionally. So, let’s look at some tips that can help.


Girls Back to School

Younger Girls:

Younger girls may not need as many school supplies, such as notebooks and pens, but they do need more mental preparation for a new school year. Whether they are entering preschool, kindergarten, or first grade, they are likely to have some separation anxiety.

You can try to ease that anxiety a bit by talking about how much fun school will be. She’ll get to play games, make new friends, and so on. You can also try having play dates during the summer with children her own age that will be in the same grade as her in school. That way she’ll already know a bunch of the kids when she gets there.

Older Girls:

Older girls are a bit different. By the time they’re in the upper grades, they won’t be as concerned about being away from home all day. They will also know most of the kids that they will be at school with already from the earlier grades. However, you can still help your older daughter get ready for the new school year in other ways.

For example, if she will be transitioning from middle school to high school, you can take her by the new school building a week or so before school begins. That way she’ll have some idea of what’s in store for her.

Any Age:

No matter how old your daughter is, it’s also important that you and she both feel comfortable with the staff at her school. So, be sure to introduce yourself to her teachers early on. You can even prepare a list of concerns that both you and she have. Then you can address those concerns with the staff. The more informed you both are, the more prepared she’ll be for the new school year.