It’s no surprise that statistics show parents to be one of the main factors in their children’s success at school. Kindergarten to School is a big step. Therefore, it is vital that parents’ attitudes towards school is positive and upbeat as this makes more of a difference than you might think. This article will explain why and how parents can have such a huge impact on their children’s transition to prep and how they can help their children prepare.
As parents are fundamentally their children’s role models, children can be hugely influenced by their parents’ opinions or stories. Therefore, this is how parents have such a huge impact in the kindergarten to prep/school jump. In fact, parents generally influence their children in all aspects of life, this is only one area.
Tips to Help Your Children get Used to the Idea of Prep/Leaving Kindergarten:
- Read books, and in particular books that associate positive feelings about school.
- Talk positively about school and about your time at school.
- Talk with siblings/cousins/family friends about school and what to expect.
- Remind them that nothing lasts forever (in a soft positive way)
- Remind them that all of their friends will also be leaving kindergarten – it’s not just them!
- Encourage play dates with kids they will be at prep with.
How to Encourage Positive Associations with School:
Parents can effectively manage their children’s relationship with school in many ways. Keeping the lines of communication open between themselves, their children, teachers and various children at school is the first step in creating a comfortable and stress-free environment. In the unfortunate even that your child
By ensuring you as a parent can easily and happily encourage and influence school as a positive experience this sets the foundation for a stress-free transition. Following this, attempting to assist in the creation of healthy and happy relationships with peers and teachers is then the next step in a healthy school experience.