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Prepare your child for the transition from primary to secondary


There comes that moment when it is time to say goodbye to the primary stage. After spending six courses, learning, enjoying the best of each one of them, an even greater adventure begins: we reached the secondary stage. Another world, many changes. Another stage, new challenges. As we can help our children to make the transition from primary to secondary?

In this new path, it could be said that the greatest changes are experienced and therefore the worst fears arise on the part of families. In this sense, as in the beginning of something that is new, It is recommended that we transfer the children tranquility, that they feel accompanied but protagonists of their experiences and learnings.

The truth is that adaptation to this educational stage will depend, to a large extent, on the previous work that we have done on the comprehensive education of your children: autonomy, responsibility, habits, education in values, discipline ... A greater or lesser inculcation of These aspects will have a direct impact on children.

Starting the secondary stage involves many changes: more teachers, more subjects, more tasks to be done, more tests, etc. All of this will obviously require a level of discipline and personal work from your children that is much higher than that experienced up to now.

It requires more perseverance, interest, involvement and effort. Here the families are a fundamental part, because you must always show your support, accompanying each success and also in the face of adversities, which in many cases arrive at the end of the first period, seeing that the results or grades obtained do not correspond to those that had achieved so far. Let no one be alarmed, it is normal. We must give some room for adaptation, without losing our nerves. Any change takes time and in this case it is essential.

The most important thing is to develop the habit of daily work: always in the same place, ideally in the same time slot, for an estimated time to perform all pending tasks and always accompanied by a personal agenda where you write down everything. If this habit is not maintained and the schedules are not respected, the work will accumulate and this may have negative consequences later.

In all this process of adaptation to secondary school, it is also important that your children feel heard and valued. They are going through many changes: hormonal, emotional, academic, etc ... that, the vast majority of students, will not know how to manage without our accompaniment, both teachers and families.

At the technology level, it is also essential to make correct use of the mobile phone, if they have one. In many cases it is an addiction of such caliber that it ends up having a very negative influence on academic performance. The work habit is being lost, schedules are not respected, there is an obsession with the use of social networks, etc. In this sense, it should be the families who control these attitudes, because if they are not well managed, the consequences are quite negative.

Another interesting aspect is the emotional one. Children who go to secondary school tend to hide their emotions and feelings for fear of the repercussions it may have with their peers in their most private sphere. Here the family plays an important role again, having to work on the dialogue and naturalize certain situations, no matter how shameful they may be, so that your children get used to expressing what they feel, their emotions or if they are suffering some type of harassment (bullying) in their school environment , something that would be much more serious and serious.

In summary, it is a very different stage that they begin, but one that will have a very positive impact on all areas of their lives. For this, families must be guides in this process, allowing their children to act with freedom and the ability to make decisions but without leaving that closest circle that makes it easier for them to be part of their learning environment for this new beginning.

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Video: Primary Secondary Transition Video (September 2020).