How do I prepare my child for her first day at school?
It is time to get excited – not just her but you too! First take her shopping. Buy a few pretty new outfits that are “special for school”. And she gets to buy a backpack!! And a lunchkit!! New inside SHOES??? With the right attitude this can have a party like atmosphere and get things started on the right foot! Then to prepare for the first day, she can make something special for her new teacher – a hello card, or something neat she can do by herself. This will give her something concrete to be excited about on the first day, and take her mind off being a little nervous/shy! Now you can scout out a few best girlfriends for her. Even kindergarden kids travel in packs. With a few good friends with her on the first day, she will be thrilled to spend the day with them! Some principals can offer families that are in the school already – with older brothers/sisters, who have a little one starting school soon too. This new friend will “know things” and crush some of the nervousness! You can a