The first day of school can be as stressful for parents as it is for kids. So what’s the best way to soothe your child’s nerves about facing his or her first day in the classroom? To help make the transition easier for both of you, we’ve got some useful tips—read on.
Picking out lunchboxes and new outfits together can make school seem like an adventure. You can also choose a special pen or notebook with your child’s favourite cartoon characters, which is bound to get them excited about going to school and actually using them. The night before, lay out her clothes together—this ritual can also help soothe her.
Pack a special lunch
Read a good book
Early to bed
Start the day off right
For the first few days at least, try to get your child to school early. This will give her a chance to suss out the classroom before it’s packed with strange kids. If you know any of the other parents, arrange to have your kids arrive together so they don’t feel overwhelmed by all those new faces.