How to Prepare Your Child for a Happy and Confident First Day at School


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The very first day of the school is not only difficult for the children but also quite emotional for the parents. Especially in the case that parents are sending their only or the eldest child to school.

However, it is part of life and quite necessary for the child to learn and move ahead in life. Most of the times, the very first day of school is also the first day of the child, spending long hours away from his parents.

So, it is quite essential to train and prepare them properly, to have a good experience and look forward to going to school on a daily basis.

One of the most important things that the parents need to do while preparing their child for school is to arrange a prior visit to the school.


They should visit different parts of school and make their child learn the way towards his/her classroom, bathroom and the exit gate, etc. In addition to it, if possible, the parents can also arrange the play date for the children, before they start their first day, in order to become friendly with each other and look forward to meeting in school.


The parents should train their child to eat his/her lunch on his/her own. They should also train the child to write his name on his belongings and take care of them. Moreover, they also need to guide their child about handling money, buying something to eat from school.

They also need to tell their child beforehand that they would be spending time in school, away from them but would get the chance of making new friends and playing with them. The parents can help them relax by telling them that the teacher would be there to help them.


Lastly, parents should drop the child on their first day and leave them in the care of their teacher. They should quickly move out after saying goodbye, in order to help their child adapt to the new environment. I hope the tips would enable you to even “write my essay” on the topic.