My son had a very difficult time transitioning back to school, and I panicked. Would it always be like this? Should I send him to a new school? What could I do as a parent to make things better?
Turns out, my panicking was for nought. My son adjusted, and now he’s fine. In reflecting back on the experience, I realized that the two-week rule–which I teach moms of little kids who are struggling to adapt to kid transitions–applied equally well to my older kid. And I wish I’d followed it.