New School Year - The Eyes of Horus

Preparing your child for the New School Year

I remember back when my son was going from primary school to year 7 at secondary school.  My wife, son and I were invited to an introduction night at the school where they would talk about the upcoming year and the issues that some children have in transitioning from year 6 to year 7. They provided information to help support your child in that transition.   Fortunately for us, there were no issues and our son was able to adjust easily.  However, I was aware of few children who did have issues.

No matter what school year your child, niece, nephew or friend’s child is going into in 2017, it will be different to 2016. There will be many difference in the new school, such as new teachers, new students, methods of testing which differ greatly from Primary School, and other things like new subjects and new sports to participate in. So how can you prepare your child for the changes and challenges ahead?  Here are some suggestions:

  • Talk to your child about how they feel about the new school year. If they are looking forward to it, great!  If they are fearful or anxious, ask them to explain what they are fearful about.  If they are fearful, acknowledge the fear and help them to discover what need to feel safe.
  • Another option for your child is to have them talk with a professional coach, hypnotherapy or counsellor who works with children, such as David Donahoo does, so they can learn to resolve their fears around school.
  • Help your child be prepared for the school year. Don’t wait until the last moment to get everything.  Plan what is needed and when it is needed and get what you need so there are no delays.
  • Does the school go on a camp early in the year? If you can find out where then visit the place to help your child feel more familiar.
  • Talk to your child about all the great time and benefits they could experience this year; getting them to focus on the enjoyable side rather than a negative side.

May your child and those you know have a wonderful 2017 school year.

David Donahoo

The Eyes of Horus

Transforming Your Dreams into Reality using your mind and spirit through Hypnotherapy, NLP, Life Transformation Coaching, Spiritual Coaching, EFT and Matrix reimprinting.


  • Sean Flynn

    January 18, 2017

    Your message has really hit the mark for my 11 year old son and I, thank you David. It seems so simple when you read tips like these but they are so easily forgotten in all the noise.

    Warmest regards,


    • David Donahoo

      January 19, 2017

      Thanks Sean. It is amazing what we can forget. Often what I write about is to remind people on what they know but have forgotten.