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4 Quick Tips To Survive End of School Year Chaos

 As the school year draws to a close, we're all caught in a whirlwind of activities. Amid this bustle, the reality of the year's end can bring a mix of emotions that catch us off guard. Understanding how to navigate these emotional complexities is crucial, not just for our kids but also for us as parents.

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Year-End Transitions

Endings and new beginnings often bring a cocktail of emotions—pride, grief, melancholy, relief, and joy. It's important to let ourselves fully experience these feelings. Inspired by a recent episode of Lynn Lyons' podcast, Fluster Clux, discussing the big emotions around graduation, I'm reminded that these transitions are significant for everyone involved—whether moving from elementary to middle school, from middle school to high school, or venturing off to college.

Four Quick Tips to Survive the End of the School Year Chaos (Courtesy of Lindsay B Jernigan in Psychology Today):

Feel Your Emotions: Take a moment to feel the emotions of each end-of-year event. Whether it’s sadness, joy, or relief, embracing these emotions can deepen your connection to these significant life moments.
Express Yourself: Instead of buying gifts, consider writing heartfelt notes to those who have made a difference this year. Your words can have a lasting impact, reminding your children and their mentors of the journey they've shared with you.
Celebrate Authentically: Honor your family’s unique way of celebrating. Whether you cheer loudly at ceremonies or take a moment for quiet reflection, what matters most is that you're true to yourselves.
Find the Humor: Amidst the chaos, look for moments to laugh. Humor can relieve stress and transform hectic moments into cherished memories.

Staying Grounded Amidst Change: As we navigate these transitions, staying grounded is crucial. This chaotic month is not just about endings but also about celebrating growth and looking forward to new beginnings. Let’s use this time to connect more deeply with what matters most and prepare for the exciting paths ahead.

Many of my friends have children who are graduating this year, and we've found strength in sharing and supporting each other through this emotional time. It's been a comforting experience to exchange our feelings and experiences as our children reach this significant milestone. If you have a child going through a major transition, you may benefit from Lynn Lyon's podcast, Managing the Big Feelings Around Graduation.

If you need a good cry, watch Katrina Kenison's To the Mothers, but make sure that you have tissues!


 Recap of the Recent Brave Girl Tribe Workshop: Last Sunday, we had a wonderful time working on our Summer Bucket List, and it was so exciting to hear the girls share their dreams and goals for this summer.

What’s Next? While we don't host a workshop every week, our regular Sunday meetings are always buzzing with lively conversations on topics like friendship dynamics, confidence, and managing life’s transitions. These meetings provide a fantastic opportunity for any girl seeking to discover and raise her voice in a nurturing environment.

Join The Brave Girl Tribe: Is your daughter a rising 5th grader? We would love to have her join The Brave Girl Tribe this summer to help her get ready for an amazing new school year.

If you are ready for your daughter to be part of something special, simply email me at [email protected]. We would love to have your daughter as a guest at our next call this Sunday.

Want to learn more about how The Brave Girl Tribe can benefit your daughter? Let's schedule a one-on-one chat to discuss how our community supports each member’s journey. Schedule a chat with me today!


Laura Hayes
Founder of The Brave Girl Project
Life Coach for Tween & Teen Girls
[email protected]



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