It’s that time of year! The new year school is here, new book bags, new folders, pencils, uniforms,
Yay Nooooo……and BAM…..It hits me! I am so excited about my baby Taylor going to kindergarten and all of a sudden I have the feeling that I’m not ready…..she’s ready….but I’m not. Deep down I know there is no turning back, she will always be my baby, but not A baby. There is something about starting elementary school that seems like the beginning of forever, after all she will spend the next 19 years or so in school learning, meeting new people, growing, and being influenced.
If you are like me and are experiencing “Kindergarten or First Day of School Anxiety” imagine how our kids feel? Here are a few tips with coping with the First day Jitters.
1. Find a cool book about starting school or Kindergarten. Kid’s love to read about other kids adventures and the associations can also help. (Check out Countdown to Kindergarten, Keisha Ann Can, and Mouse’s first day of school)
2. Put a smile on your face 🙂 Don’t let them see you sweat about leaving them on the first day or week for some kids.
3. Don’t linger too long. Give them an opportunity to say their good byes and have faith in the teacher to distract and comfort them.
4. Start the back to school routine before school starts, it’s tough to jump back into that schedule after a long & fun summer.
As scary as it is for me, I know that through these experiences her life will be shaped, she will meet some great new friends, and learn a whole lot that will carry her through the next 19 years of education.