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Home/School Intervention Services

Tips for supporting children through tough transitions

  • Predictability is key.  Let children know when they will be picked up from school/day care.  Don’t promise to “try’ to pick up child early unless you are positive you can do so.  Otherwise, the child is forced to wonder if mom/dad are coming and that sets them up for worry.
     
  • Plan your week.  Let the child know the routine each day (i.e. Monday is karate, Tuesday is soccer, etc.).  In cases of divorce, make a calendar to highlight who will be the parent picking up/dropping off each day.
     
  • Help to decrease your kids anxiety.  Kids have a wonderful way of sensing our own anxieties and fears.  When they sense that we worry, they worry.  Do your best to put on a brave face (even when you’re not feeling particularly brave).
     

Explaining the News to Our Kids

Common Sense Media, 3/22/2016
 

Home/School Intervention Staff

Catherine DeMassi

GMS Home/School Interventionist, Special Education

Katharine Doherty

Home/School Interventionist, Student Services

Norma Hollenbach

CHS Home/School Interventionist, Student Services

Canton High School

900 Washington Street
P: 781-821-5050
F: 781-821-5052

Galvin Middle School

55 Pecunit Street
P: 781-821-5070
F: 781-575-6509

Hansen Elementary

25 Pecunit Street
P: 781-821-5085
F: 781-575-6552

JFK Elementary

100 Dedham Street
P: 781-821-5080
F: 781-575-6543

Luce Elementary

45 Independence Street
P: 781-821-5075
F: 781-575-6528

Rodman EC Program

960 Washington Street
P: 781-821-5060
F: 339-502-7910