I know this is an exciting time and transitional stage for your child and you…and perhaps one full of nervousness and questions. Totally okay and normal!
The Adams Middle School Counselors had this advice to offer when talking with your child about becoming a 6th grader.
Be sure to engage in conversation with your child and open ended questions are encouraged, such as “How are you feeling about being a 6th grader next year?” “What are you excited about?” “What are you nervous about?” Also, let your child know that you are available to chat about the transition. It would also be recommend to occasionally check in with him/her about this. Even if he/she isn’t keen on talking, he/she will know that you welcome the conversation should he/she feel the need. Reminding him/her that feeling…excited, nervous, scared, unsure…is normal and that he/she is not alone in those feelings, and that his/her school counselor is a support to them if needed.
Spring 2020, AMS counselors, former Adams AP Mrs. Nakayama, and current Adams AP/former Washington AP Mr. Estrada were interviewed by Washington’s AP Sara McMaster about the transition to Middle School and what would be good for parents/guardians to know. Please click on the link below for the Podcast link “Essentials for Parents and Students Moving onto Middle School.