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Wednesday, April 11, 2007
First day in a new school?
Is your child going to a new school?
This is something to talk about.
Encourage your child to share his or her feelings, especially after the first few days at school.
Just before the first day, talk about the excitement of starting at a new school, and discuss any concerns your child might have. Share with them similar experiences you might have had.
Don't forget to visit the school yourself in advance and take a tour. Call the school and arrange it, take your child with you if you think it could help. Help your child find their way around the school and the location of their classroom and the bathroom. If possible, meet the teacher and principal.
A very useful one: introduce you child to a classmate before the first day of school. They won't feel so alone during the cruel first day...

posted by Ladybird @ 10:50 AM  
  • At April 13, 2007 at 7:39 PM, Blogger tanatach said…

    hi..... Feng sui

  • At June 6, 2007 at 5:45 PM, Blogger C.Smith said…

    We are getting to move to a new city the first of July and 3 of my four children will be going to a new school. Thank you for you advice! I will use this with them and hopefully things will go smooth. I have fantastic children and seem to handle change pretty good.

  • At June 9, 2007 at 11:22 PM, Blogger zenmomma said…

    >>They won't feel so alone during the cruel first day...>>

    Even better, don't send them to school! Let them unschool and stay free out in the world while they learn.

  • At June 13, 2007 at 4:21 PM, Blogger Ortho said…

    Nice post! I shall deploy these tactics in the fall.

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