How to help your child adapt to attending school for the first time.
If your child is heading off to kindergarten this fall, then you know what a big milestone this is for children, and for parents. It’ can be difficult to say goodbye to your child as they head off for class. But Michael Thompson, author of Homesick and Happy believes parents really have little to worry about. “Many kindergarteners do experience separations anxiety and the greatest help to the child is if the parent has some confidence and the parent doesn’t get hysterical at the door of the classroom, or insist on “sitting in”. That just prolongs the agony. All a child has to do is look into her mom’s stricken face and she becomes stricken. You do have to kind of suck it up and have some confidence in your child and some trust in the teacher, that she’s done this for a lot of children. That’s what kindergarten teachers do.”
Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.