Back to School Advice: Look for the New Kid

Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman for Scary Mommy —

Look for the new kid.” A common saying I tell my children as I help zip up their backpacks, arrange their clothes and tie their shoes preparing for the first day of school. It’s a simple saying, but one that can change the trajectory of a new student. My children have moved six times, two countries in 12 years. They have attended five different schools as my oldest heads into eighth grade this fall. My kids, like most are well versed in being the new kid – but it never gets easier.