NWR…Any psychologists out there…question about telling children…

posted 6 months ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

wifetobee63 :  Does your school or department have any input on this? There might be guidelines that you’re expected to follow. If not, I think sooner is probably better than later. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

I think the best thing to do is to just be honest with them. They trust you and if you tell them after break they will figure out that you probably knew before the break in order to make the arrangements and feel like you kept it from them, it might set them back a few steps. If you tell them that you’re leaving but that you trust and have confidence in your replacement it will encourage them to do the same and then you’ll have the two weeks after break to say goodbye and ease the transition. And they’ll also have two weeks to process the idea of a new teacher and saying goodbye to you with the help of friends and family. 

ETA: It’s Friday the 21st, Christmas Eve is on Monday….so how would you even be able to tell them before break?

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