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First step to second level

Making the jump from primary to secondary school can be a daunting experience. Here, four young people talk about their expectations and anxieties as the first day of their new life approaches

20th August, 2011

Starting secondary school is more than just being excited about a new uniform (the kids), groaning at the cost of the books list (the parents) or worrying about the homework (kids and parents).

Rather, it marks a huge transitionary period from childhood to adulthood and throws up a whole new set of situations in which these fledgling adults will either sink or swim.

Anne O’Connor, clinical child psychologist and founder of the parenting website,...

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