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  • Public school is just an opportunity to make new friends, and have fun. Depending on the grade the transition with be different. it might be a little rough at first, but there are always going to be people who will give her a boost. Whether that's a new friend, a teacher or a guidance counsellor, she can always rely on someone. When she gets home from school, ask her how her day went. If something bad happened, try to get her to talk about it.
    Hope this helps
  • I’m just like your friend two years ago I went from being homeschooled to a 6th grade public schooler. It can be hard but I advise that she “group hop” (which is just when you go around the grounds and hang out with a group of girls/boys for a day and see who she thinks would be a good friend) hope she has fun in public school
    -Zoey-
  • Hey there! The transition can be hard, I know because I went through this exact thing last year. Tell your friend that time management and prioritization is key when doing homework. Also, like Edith said, finding a group of friends that are kind is also very important. You can also use some of the advice I was given when I posted about it last year. You can find the board here: http://www.nmgmembers.com/messageboards/school-help-1
    Hope this helps! :)
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  • Making that transition between public and private school is hard. Kids can be ruthless. Tell your friend that finding a group of school friends that are kind, and that like you for you is the most important thing. Also tell her to stay up-to-date on her assignments so that there is not a lot of pressure.
  • I'm also going to public school next year but I've been in private school not homeschooled but idk tell her to maybe join in after school activities ex: band (I play the trumpet) to meet some new people, and try not to let the really bad days make you sad. thats what people have been telling me anyway I hope your friend finds this helpful
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