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I would like to reserve this post as my 2nd entry to The Pinoy Parenting Blog Carnival (PPBC) and the topic is about sending our child to school.
All parents want their child to have the best education. We find the best school for them and we prepare all the things that they need. While it looks fun and exciting to see our child walk his first day of school, we must also consider his feelings. Some of them cry and rush to go home, others are very shy but some really made it through. So to make sure that special day will be really special, here are important things parents should do.
Inform your child
Some parents assume that their child clearly understand what the first day of school is. We should explain very well its importance even before the school starts. By doing this regularly, he will be asking some questions which means he is getting interested. However, if he says wants you to stay with him, stay with him. Then train him slowly afterward. Forcing your child to go to school is an advisable. You do not want your child to be traumatic with his first day.
Visit the school
When school time is getting near, visit the school together with your child. In this way, he will have an idea on what will be happening everyday. You may even tell him where he will be sitting, and how far you will be away from him during the first day. You may hear some contradictions and suggestions from your child. Consider that as a healthy response. It is good that you already know how he feels before getting into it. You can therefore make some adjustments if necessary.
Meet the classmates
Your child may be brave, but meeting with other children for the first time may intimidate him. Therefore, it would be helpful if he will meet them before the classes start. If possible, befriend other parents and introduce your child to them. The more classmates your child will meet, the better for them. It will also help the parents if they will know each other somehow. With this, you can easily get along with them when school days begin. For young children, school time is also playtime.
Meet the teacher
This is the most important part. Your child’s first teacher will be his second parent when he is in school, so you should meet her first before your child. You should act like a bridge for them to know some things about each other. Then give them some time to bond. This is to make them comfortable with each other. It is essential to build confidence to your child you leave him to her. This will also help the teacher to know the right approach to your child.
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Article Source: Happy Family Matters
Monday, May 19, 2008 at 5:46 PM Posted by Angel
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