For both parents and children, starting ‘big school’ is a big deal.
Even if your child has been involved in a school transition program, the challenge to become more independent can try even the most confident child and pull on a heart-strings for parents.
Here are a few things you can do to help prepare for child, as suggested by government-sponsored website raisingchildren.net.au:
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That will help with the practical side of things, but emotions can run riot on both sides until your child settles in. Tips include:
During the first few weeks, provide support by:
If your child doesn’t seem to be settling well, or reports teasing or bullying, speak to your child’s classroom teacher.
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