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A Message from Student Services

The holiday season can be stressful for adults. Did you know that the holidays can also cause stress for children? Here are a few tips to help your child cope with the social stress of the festive season:

  • Teach your child how to say hello and goodbye 
  • Tell your child what to expect when visiting (who is going to be there and what specific behaviours you expect from your child)
  • Provide your child with some conversation-starters (What sports do you play? What shows do you like to watch?) 
  • Set up your child for success when speaking with adults - ask your child to tell an adult about something that they have successfully done 
  • At the end of the event, tell your child what they did well. Compliments are a great confidence-booster!