Transferring schools is a part of life. Elementary and high school graduates go on to other institutions for higher learning, while some kids transfer schools due to other reasons. Some adjust faster, while others take longer to get used to a new environment, and different age groups react differently to changes. Below are some general guidelines you should follow, regardless of your child’s age.
(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Good Family section as "Same Kid, New School" in June 2009; adapted for use in Female Network. Photo by Asian Development Bank via Flickr Creative Commons)