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As a teacher, you can help settle, support and teach other children, but as a parent, when it comes to your own child, it’s a whole different ball game! Here, I’ve come up with a list of points that are important to aid a smooth transition for you and your child as they start school after the long break that will be very useful for those parents who are new to the whole ‘school’ thing!
With starting school comes forming friendships and learning about relationships. If your child comes home and is sad about another child/other children, please speak to your teacher/s, while you’re urged not to take things too literally, your child’s emotional and social skills are emerging and we want to ensure your child is nurtured through this.
Trust us! If you have any problems, go and talk to your child’s teacher/school immediately. Any teething issues can be resolved, so don’t hesitate! Any teacher worth their weight knows the importance of effective communication and teaming up with the parents.
We all need to work together in order for your child to settle and be taught well in a happy and healthy environment.
*Stacey Turner is author of I’m Going to Nursery, an Early Years teacher and mum to five and seven-year-old girls. She has first-hand experience of childhood anxiety and separation anxiety through her role as a teacher and a Mummy. More information about Stacey and her books can be found here.