Allow your child to get back in touch with friends or meet new classmates by arranging playdates before the first day of school, suggests Walfish. You might also ask the principal for a class roster with contact numbers. “If your child can make one or two friends before school starts, he will be so much happier to go to school,” she says. “This is a sure antidote to school loneliness and feelings of isolation."
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