Whether it's off to school for the first time or back to school after a long break, transitioning into the school routine feels big. You want your children to take this moment in their stride and meet school confidently and well. But there are a few things parents (and kids!) tend to get anxious about. Will my child make friends? Can they keep up? Will they eat their lunch for morning tea? Who will care if they are sad? How will they remember to put their hat on when I'm not there? How will they even know where their hat is? Or for older kids – Can they get themselves to school on time? Will they struggle with friendships? Will they make good choices?
Here are a few things I recommend parents do to help the whole family meet the new school year with readiness and confidence.