Thursday July 2, 2020

Parenting rollercoaster: The switch to secondary

The move to secondary school is a big step for children and poses a number of challenges.

23rd August, 2008

The move to secondary school is a big step for children and poses a number of challenges.

Many experience a sense of moving into ‘anonymity’ – they may lose close friends from primary school and the sense of being part of a small intimate group – at a time that is sensitive for them.

Expectations are also different, as the way in which they are graded is new. In primary school the focus...

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