School Advice: 7th Grader Shares 4 Tips for Peers to Start the Year Strong
These tips from an NYC middle schooler will help students start the new school year on a positive note.
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3. Keep your mental health in check.
So much has changed in the last year, and we all learned not to take things too seriously. Take breaks, talk to friends and grown-ups, and be sure that you get help if you feel like you need it. It’s not easy to deal with all the uncertainty that COVID has brought to our lives but try to focus on the things that are in your control, and not stress too much about the things that aren’t.
4. Try to remain positive.
Most adults haven’t lived through anything like the pandemic that we’re still dealing with. But you survived it! This means that you are strong, brave, and resilient! Even when things get tough, as they most likely will, remember this and stay positive!
Although we still have a long road ahead before we are back to “normal”, getting back in the classrooms with our peers will be a great start. With just a bit of preparation, you’ll feel ready to tackle the new school year!
NYMetroParents has the resources you need to help your child have a successful school year. Looking for a tutor or considering a new school for next year? Browse the education guide. Need an after-school activity to fill your child's time when the school day ends? You'll find dozens of options in the extracurricular guide. And don't forget to check out the guide to NYC school applications and information about city and state tests.