The transition from junior to secondary school is a significant life change for children, which will bring up a wide variety of big feelings. Helping children to cope with this significant change will not only make transition a less stressful experience but also prepare them for the other many changes that they will face in their lives.
Young Minds have a range of brilliant resources that can be worked through together to support children to build resilience and discover coping skills that work for them. There is a specific section with top tips for parents and lots of great activities that are aimed at schools but would work equally as well at home.
Starting Secondary School, a new campaign from BBC Bitesize aimed at 10-12 year olds, their teachers and parents, will shine a light on the great potential of starting afresh in secondary school and also offer practical advice and emotional support to help take the stress out of taking the next big step.