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Reconnect with Old Friends
In the midst of summer camps and family vacations, it's not unusual for kids to lose touch with their school friends. A couple of weeks before the new year starts, try to arrange a playdate or two with these friends (maybe even some new classmates, if you know who will be in your child's class). Feeling connected to their school friends can help alleviate some social concerns that your children might have about the new year.