Prepare Your Child For First Day Of School With These Tips

Prepare Your Child For First Day Of School With These Tips

Prepare Your Child For First Day Of School With These Tips

Preparing a your for school can be tricky and it is not always the easiest thing to do especially if they are leaving home for the first time or going away to a boarding house. Every child is hesitant to go somewhere new and see people they’ve never met before.Getting used to the change can be difficult for some young people and first-day jitters can be hard to overcome.

Here are some helpful ways to prepare your child for her first day of school

  • Let your child know what his schedule will be like. Tell her what time school begins and ends each day.
  • Involve your child in getting their books, uniform organised well in advance of their start date, so they feel reassured and don’t have to worry.
  • Ask your child about her feelings — both the excitement and the concerns — about starting school.
  • Visit the school with your child to see his new classroom and meet his new teacher before school officially starts.
  •  Point out the positive aspects of starting school. It will be fun and she can make new friends.
  • Let your child know that all kids are nervous about the first day of school.
  • Leave a note in your child’s lunchbox that will remind him you’re thinking of him while he’s at school.
  •  Reassure your child that if any problems arise at school, you will be there to help resolve them.
  •  Try to have your child meet a classmate before the first day of school so she will already have a friend when school starts.
  • Arrange for your child to walk to school or ride together on the bus with another kid in the neighborhood.10. Find out about after-school activities that your child can join. Will there be a back-to-school party? Can she join a sports team.
  •  Be clear about who your child should contact and what you expect them to do in an emergency. Be calm and matter-of-fact about issues such as crossing major roads on their own or catching public transport if you are unable to arrange a lift for them.

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