How To Prepare Your Child For Starting School

How To Prepare Your Child For Starting School

Kairen Cullen (Educational Psychologist) gives expert video advice on: How can I prepare my child for starting school?

How can I prepare my child for starting school?

There's lots of things that you can do to prepare your child. Take away some of the great unknown from this new experience by having lots of low key enjoyable conversations, so that they have opportunities to ask questions, so that you can give them actual practical information about what to expect. If you know anybody involved with the school directly, invite them to meet with you perhaps to have more of those kinds of conversations. Give your child time and opportunity to express any worries. Don't overemphasize them, but reassure them and emphasize other children you may know who are at the school, who quite clearly are enjoying the experience.