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Change is Inevitable

Change is inevitable. It happens every day whether we want it to or not. There are good changes and not-so-good changes, big changes and little changes. Most of the time, change is handled pretty well….but sometimes, change can be overwhelming and stressful, especially for children.


As humans (big and little), we tend to appreciate a bit of consistency in our lives.

We like knowing what is around the corner or who is going to be there when we get home. We like knowing that bath time comes after dinner, and story time comes after bath time! We like knowing that our car is going to start or that the fajitas at Pappasito’s will have that delicious melted butter on the platter!

We also like knowing that our favorite swim teacher will be in the pool waiting for us when we arrive at HSC.

But, sometimes, that teacher gets sick or goes on vacation.

Sometimes, mom needs to change her schedule because piano lessons were moved to another day.

Sometimes, little Jessie gets so good at swimming that she promotes to the next level and has to find a new class.

SOMETIMES that new class also means a new teacher! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Now what???

So how do we help children cope with the stresses of change?

Here are some tips to help children adapt better to changes like a new teacher:

The reality is that changes will come every year of your child’s education. Very rarely does a teacher move with your child from first to second grade! Changes at Swim School are no different. As a child progresses through the levels, teacher changes will likely occur! And we all want our children to progress, right?!


Remember…the MOST IMPORTANT KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION is YOUR attitude towards the change! Your child will most definitely pick up on your feelings about the change. The happier and more excited you seem…the easier the transition will be for everyone!

Sep 17, 2019
"Parent Tips" 

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