Clinginess among toddlers is normal. This is a stage when growth and development occur. A clingy toddler feels anxious and fearful, especially when there are changes like going to preschool. [Read more…]
Conflict resolution for kids is an important skill to develop.
As an adult I do my best to avoid conflict, and try to teach my children to do the same. Despite our best intentions, conflict is an inevitable part of life, no matter how much we try to avoid it. Conflict resolution skills are vital to healthy social development, and the younger we’re able to instill a solid foundation of those skills in our kids the better off they’ll be.
Children cry due to a lot of reasons, one of which includes dealing with separation anxiety while being dropped off at school. Some children get scared of what will happen when they go to school. They wonder what the teachers do to the children and what happens to them.
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Stepping into preschool is a huge milestone for all children. This is the first time they’re going to be away from home and from their parents. Some children will have difficulty with the transition. Here are simple tips and strategies to ease the transition as you prepare your child for preschool.
Preparation before the big day
Before the first day of school, make sure you are prepared.
Visit the school premises
Visiting your child’s preschool classroom in advance will familiarize them with it. Show your child where they will be spending their day, and let them meet their teacher if possible. Take a tour of the preschool premises and show them where they’ll be putting their bags and playing with other kids.
Buy school supplies together
Hype up your child’s curiosity and interest about going to school by bringing them along when buying materials for school. You can even let them pick out their new bag for school.
Read books to them about going to school
To prepare them even more, introduce the idea of school to your child by reading books. Libraries and bookstores have books about children going to preschool, so make sure to check one out or buy it at the store. These books will pique your children’s interest as they get to listen about children their age going to school.