Saturday, November 30, 2013


Change is drama. Movie directors know this. So do parents.

Each year she has changed schools has been a year of drama. Unsettled social relationships. Volatile grades. Personality changes.

The drama only lasts through the transition year. She gets used to the new routines. Study habits catch up with classroom demands. She makes new friends. Reluctantly or otherwise, she adjusts.

And so do we. We have to figure out how to engage her during transition. It's stressful, while it lasts.

Fortunately, transition is temporary. But as with the movies, there's always a sequel.