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Preparing Your Kid For The First Day of School
Preparing Your Kid For The First Day of School

Preparing Your Kid For The First Day of School

Sukhdeep Singh

Sukhdeep Singh

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Passionate about playing with words. Sukhdeep is a Post Graduate in Finance. Besides penning down ideas, he is an expert online marketing consultant and a speaker.



  1. Normalize your kid; emotional imbalance is common.
  2. Fill him with positive thoughts about school.
  3. Start preparing him a few weeks ago.

The first day of school; undoubtedly and unforgettable moment for both parents and the kid.

To prepare your kid for this emotional imbalance, here are some tips for coping with emotions the first day of school in your child’s life!No ifs and buts, when it is about a kid’s future and education.

Every parent wants the best of these and makes sure that he is leaving no stone unturned. However, the biggest challenge is not figuring out finances, but preparing your ward for the first day. It is an emotional moment; for the first time ever, the kid is going to sit among strangers.

Neutralize Emotions

Dear parents, if your kid is feeling confused or worried on the first day of school, do not panic. It is normal.

You need to explain your kid that emotions are natural. Talk to him with an intention of calming him. Tell him that everything would be okay.

Advance Preparation

Talk with your child about school whenever the opportunity arises. Don’t drag it long until the beginning of school. Take your kid on a walk to a nearby school.

Nowadays, child care centre are everywhere. They make your kid familiar with the atmosphere of the school.

Emotional preparation is very important. Parents need to encourage their wards by asking questions and opening new discussion.

Show him several models of pencil cases and school bags and let him choose items that he likes. Try a “dress rehearsal” before the first day of school.

Set Sleep Schedule

Before going to school, kids are on their own; they are free to do whatever they want. They sleep at their own time and wake up with their own wish. No rush. Even parents do not like to disturb them.

But, as per experts advise, you must reschedule this. Start with 10-15 minutes earlier each night, a few weeks before starting school.

In this way, you will be able to set up a sleep and wake up a schedule for your ward for the rest of the life.

Meet The Teacher

Build a relationship with the teacher or educator before starting school. Give him clues about problems that your child had in previous years and informs him what activities you have taught your kid so far.

This information will help a teacher to understand the psychology of your kid. Some teachers prefer communication via e-mail, others prefer face-to-face meetings.

Make sure you can communicate, regardless of the method.

Share Your School Memories

Tell your child about your own experiences with school and always try to keep an optimistic tone and a positive atmosphere.

Talk to them about your favorite teachers, about friends you have or about the fun projects you were involved in as a student.

If you experienced problems during school, it might be hard for you to hide your feelings to your child. However, you need to do everything you can to keep things on the healthy side.

Be Calm

The beginning of this new chapter semester can be a cause of stress in your family. Try to avoid chaos and stay relaxed. If you are at peace with things, chances are your child feel the same.

Stay calm and promote a harmonious family life. This way your child eschew stress and will enjoy a sense of security.

Prepare The Night Before

The night before the opening of school, emotions are at highest. This is the ideal time to prepare for the big day.

Put everything in sight: backpack for school, clothes and other things you need in the morning.

Then relax. Make nice evening, preparing a special dinner or dessert festive family. This way, you’ll spend quality time with loved ones.

Be Ready in Time

Once the big day arrived, stick to the plan. If you have already prepared everything, there’s no reason to be anxious or hurry.

Enjoy the morning and take your baby for a walk; holding his hand with a smile.

In addition, call a small family meeting and talk about what you will be doing after the school.

Even if you have to give a run to the supermarket to buy supplies, take the exit into town for fun with your child. Stop at the mall to see a movie.

Fun after the first day of school will wash all the stress.

Share your own ideas about how you handled this precious day in the comments section below!