>> Nov 24, 2016
It is only natural for parents to want the best things for their children; this is why they want to send them to international schools in Manila. They want them – starting from a very young age – to have the best education they can possibly get. However, it can be very daunting for a child when they are yet to attend their first day of school. Ease their anxiety by prepping them. Here are some tips you can follow.
1. Plan ahead of time
Planning ahead of time can ease up the worries you and your child may feel about attending their first day of school. Involve them with the planning so they know what to expect and what is expected of them.
Make sure you also have some contingency plans in case your original one does not work. Make your plans as flexible as possible to ensure the smooth transition of your child’s first day in school.
2. Set expectations
As mentioned above, you have to let your child know about certain expectations. Aside from discussing your plans with them, talk to them about the school schedules, routines, and rules they will be abiding to. Let them know that they can trust their teachers to help them if they are having a difficult time adjusting. It also helps to tell them about your own experiences with school.
3. Visit school grounds
It is a good idea to visit the school and its facilities before they even start your child starts his or her classes. Familiarize them with the places they will be going to like the playground, their classroom, and even the school gates. Doing this will make a huge difference in your child’s first day experience – especially if they get to know the school grounds without so many people roaming all over the place.
4. Rest plenty
Plenty of sleep is prerequisite to having a good first day experience. Be strict in enforcing their bedtimes so they do not wake up tired. By doing this, there is a less tendency for them to be grumpy while they are in class.
You may also want to have a proper night’s sleep as well. Your child is not the only one going through a huge change after all.
Before your child goes to school, make sure they have everything they need from their pencils to their lunch. Teach them where they can find them and how to get these items when they need to. You may also want to label their things so they will not get intermixed with their classmates’ items.
Also, you may want to involve them in getting their school supplies beforehand. There is a high chance that shopping for these items will excite and encourage them to go to school.
6. Assure your child
Remember that it is vital for you to assure and reassure your child that everything will be fine on their first day of school. Keep it in your mind that they depend on your confirmation about it. Don’t undermine their feelings about this huge change in their lives. Keep telling them that you will be there when they need you – especially to pick them up after school.
Prep your child for their first day of school by following these tips to make the process for you and your child as painless as possible!
About the author:
Katrina is your average gal living inside the metro who has passion for writing, travel and photography. She admires nature at its finest and always wanted to become one of them. Dreaming to have the Cinderella life one day, humming with the birds, dancing with the clouds.