UPDATED August 1st, 2016 Attending a new school is a nerve-wracking experience for most kids. But a mid-year school transfer can be even more traumatic. After all, when you show up as the new kid in the middle of the year, all eyes are on you. And being the new kid, there’s always the fear that you won’t fit in, won’t make friends or won’t like their teachers. But as parents, you can prepare your children in advance for the change and support them at home in order to ease into the new school routine with greater self-confidence and less anxiety.