The transition to secondary school is a major life event for 11-year-old children; with a larger school environment comes greater social challenges. New pupils have to make new friends as well as build new relationships with lots of different teachers. …For some children, this is a pretty straightforward process. For others, though, it can prove very stressful.  

Psychologists suggest that our ability to cope with challenges declines as the number of stressors in our life increases. Indeed, research shows that transitioning from primary to secondary school can be more difficult if children are also experiencing other changes at the same time. So how has COVID-19 impacted children’s experience as they move from year six to year seven? And what can parents do to help?

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Credits: The Conversation UK