The 5 Stages of Back to School Emotions for Parents & Kids


August 31, 2019

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Heading back to school after the long summer holidays can be an emotional rollercoaster for everyone in the house. Shari’s Berries have created this fun infographic showing the 5 Stages of Back to School Emotions for Parents & Kids – where are you on this journey?!

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When thinking about your child’s first day of school, it’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed. Kids (and indeed parents) often go back and forth between feelings of denial and acceptance.

Between finishing up summer activities and shopping for new clothes and school supplies, often the big day arrives before they know it!

Back to School Emotions Infographic

Shari’s Berries created this endearing visualization of what a child and parent go through as the first day of school approaches. Both children and parents go through a range of emotions during this period – however, in the end it is often the parents who end up wishing it was still summer vacation:)

Where are you (and your child) in the process?

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Have your say! What stage are you at of back to school emotions? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Published On: August 31st, 2019 / Categories: School / Last Updated: April 3rd, 2021 / Tags: , , /

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Jennifer, has 1 son and admits to munching a Cadbury’s Turkish Delight now and again.

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