As we approach graduation times, we celebrate being finished with applications, celebrate the receipt of acceptance letters, and the realization that a big transition is ahead. Moving from an elementary program that has been your child’s school home for the last nine years is a BIG deal. Our children leave their Montessori program to attend a variety of private and independent schools in Toronto. They are prepared to face challenges and are eager to meet new children and experience the next stage in their development.

The best strategy for managing challenges is anticipating them before they arise. Below is a link to a free webinar for parents and caregivers from the Child Study Center at NYU Langone:

“We invite you to a 30-minute webinar featuring Richard Gallagher, PhD, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

A new school year can be an exciting and challenging time for many children and teens as they transition between schools. These transitions can be especially challenging for those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. Dr. Gallagher, the co-creator of our Organizational Skills Training programs, will discuss ways to prepare children and teens for the move from elementary school to middle school and from middle school to high school.”