Prepping for the First Day of Kindergarten

Many schools are starting classes now so I wanted to share some tips on preparing to send your child to kindergarten. There has been many a blog written about the subject from those far more expert than I. But I have to share this one from “house of rose” because it had such great reviews from both parents and teachers alike. I’ve paraphrased the 5 tips below:

  1. The conversations become more interesting. Your child will not only learn from their classmates but from their classmates’ brothers and sisters. So prepare for some comments your child has never uttered.
  2. There’s a party for every occasion. Don’t worry if you can’t make them all but your child may expect you to be there when all the other moms are present.
  3. There’s a fine line between being “that parent” and being an ally for your kid. Checking on your children is great but only to a point. You need to trust that the school will contact you if there’s a problem.
  4. The handouts are endless – read them all. You don’t want to miss out on events all the other kids are involved with particularly if you don’t even know about them.
  5. If you’ve been wiping your child’s butt for 5 years, stop. I hesitated to include this but I thought, why not? Who wants their child remembered as the one who came out of the bathroom with their pants around their ankles. I’m sure all the students will remember it and who wants their child remembered for that embarrassing moment.

Children grow up so fast; you only have 5 years or so with them before you send them off to school. And if you send them with an I.C.O.E. Bracelet, you’ll feel a little bit better knowing your cell number is on their wrist just in case number 3 above comes true and they need to contact you ASAP. If you want to read the entire blog from house of rose click here 5-things-i-wish-id-known-before-my-child-started-kindergarten/ Hope you enjoyed the blog.

Until Next Time!

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