As the time gets close for the child to start school, there a number of things which parents can do to help their child settle in easily. Here are some ideas:
Parent / School Relationships
The first day of school can mark the beginning of a clear division between home and school for a child. On the other hand, parents and the school can work together in the interest of the child.
You can help your child make this transition by:
If you don’t know what Prep classes are like, try to arrange a visit to the school and bring your child along. You could talk with the teachers about what they are teaching the children and the reasons for some of their methods.
The emphasis has been on preparing a child for school, but parents have to be prepared too; prepared for the fact that they may miss the child greatly. No longer will they be the main source of wisdom in the child’s life; the teacher will have some influence too. Most parents accept this as a part of a long-term process in helping the child move from total dependence to independence. They accept any mixed feelings about their child’s independence and many even find that they have some time for new activities.
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