You should be excited by now that your kids are finally getting ready for school. One of the struggles that parents are facing is when kids get scared of being by themselves. There are times when they can’t stop crying, and at some point, it will be difficult to lure them and convince them that school is nothing to be afraid about. Here are some tips that could help you to make your child’s first day be pleasant:
Do Pep Talks
You are your child’s cheerleader. A little encouragement can make them comfortable when you leave them alone by themselves. Tell your child that it is necessary to go to school and it will do a lot of good things for them including meeting new friends to play and talk with. Tell stories about your own experience as a student and how it benefited you as a person.
Sign Them Up for Activities Before School Starts
A swimming class or any class that will allow them to experience being by themselves will eventually make them independent. Let them be comfortable with other people. This will enable them to not look for you all the time.
Make Them Memorize Their Parent’s Full Name
This is a typical question during the first day of class, so it’s better to let them memorize it before the school starts. It can also help them in emergencies such as getting lost, making it easier for the parents to be found.
Make Them Learn to Read their Name
If they still don’t know how to write, it is better to make them learn to read their names first. It’s also one of the questions asked during the first day of class.
Teach Your Kids to Use the Toilet on their Own
They finished potty training now and currently, they can sit on the toilet by themselves; however, they still need help from you. Teach them now so they will know what to do if ever there is a need to use the toilet in school. It is going to be difficult, but it will make their school life much easier.