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Helping Kids Thrive

Sep 21, 2023

For many kids, getting home after school can be a stressful period. There is so much to process from the school day and if the after-school transition isn’t properly managed, a child may feel too overwhelmed for anything other than a meltdown. So today, we’re taking a look at some helpful tips for easing after-school transitions.  We are joined by Occupational Therapist, Evangeline Abraham, who explains how she got involved in this work and why today’s topic sits particularly close to her heart. Then, Van goes deeper into why after-school transitions are a prominent problem, the factors that make a child susceptible to after-school burnouts, the undeniable value of setting a routine, and why she is a big advocate of trial and error. We also discuss why age and grade are important details to consider, as well as the role that transportation plays in balancing or unsettling your child after school. 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Today we will be sharing some tips and tricks for a successful transition home after school. 

  • Introducing Occupational Therapist, Van Abraham, and how she got involved in this work. 

  • Why the transition home from school is difficult for many kids. 

  • Factors that may influence a child’s susceptibility to be unsettled at home after school. 

  • What parents can do to ease that school-home transition for their kids. 

  • How to approach homework and playtime.  

  • Why Van is a huge supporter of trial and error.

  • What to look out for if your kids are older (in high school).

  • The role that transportation plays in after-school transitions.


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