school transitions

Back to School Books

It’s that time of year again…back to school. Whether your kids are back this week, next or after Labor Day, I've listed some helpful reads for both students and families. As a child and teen therapist, I work a lot with school transitions particularly big milestone transitions like kindergarten, high school, and college. Below are some of my favorite books for parents to read that talk about starting school.

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg

Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come by Nancy Carlson

The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes and Vanessa Brantley-Newton

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

Also below are some of my favorite books for parents that talk about developmental milestones from childhood through adolescence.

Middle School Matters by Phyllis Fagell

Untangled by Dr. Lisa Damour

Enough As She Is by Rachel Simmons

Social Media Wellness by Ana Homayoun

If your child is struggling with a new school transition, I’d be happy to help!