The first day of school is a mixed bag of emotions for every parent. On one hand you are excited that your child is taking the next step forward; on the other hand you are apprehensive on how your child will adjust.
Even if your child has been going to a playschool, big school is something that strikes fear in most parents’ hearts.
“Here are Some Things You Should Keep in Mind to Make the First Day of School Easier for You and Your Child.”
Children by nature resist change. It’s important that you talk to your child and explain why he will be going to a new school and that there is nothing to fear. It’s equally essential to tell your child to communicate with you about anything that he might not like in school. Most schools do not allow parents inside so you will have no way of knowing what’s happening unless your child tells you.
Make it sound like an adventure. Children have a vivid imagination and the best way to get them excited about something new is to weave a story around it. Show them pictures of the school and the uniforms and tell them how they are now growing up and how proud you are of them. If they have an older sibling, let them share their anecdotes with the younger ones that big school can be a lot of fun!
Incentivize the Day.