Your child is ready for school… but are you?
- By Team TDO
It was still okay. Just 2-3 hours which you could utilize for other things while your child was away briefly. Now you will have to compete along with teachers, textbooks and homework for your child’s attention. Well Mother, we know this is going to be difficult for you, but let’s see if we can try and make it any easier.
- Think of school as an extension of the tender loving care that you provided. The only difference is that the TLC will go towards nurturing and developing his/her brain and help it learn important skills which will help gain a balanced development. At this point your child feels bad and completely unsafe in this new hostile world of teachers and uniforms and what not! If you weaken at this point your child will cop on and then will come the emotional blackmail. So explain the importance of school to your child as it will make the transition easier.
- It is always good for mothers to accompany their children to school but imagine watching mother walk away and all hell can break loose. So if your child’s school has a school bus facility you can walk him to the bus stop and then say your goodbyes there. A lump in the throat at the bus stop is preferable any day than a scene at school with a child holding on to mother for dear life.
- Do not criticize your child’s school or assignments given by them as children can catch on quite quickly and that can be reason enough for them not to concentrate on school activities.
- Always encourage your child to talk about what he did at school and ask him questions about his friends and teachers. This gives the impression that school is as important as home and gradually even you will reconcile yourself to the fact that school is here to stay.