My daughter (5 years old today) is very sad at the thought of leaving daycare. She has a lot of friends there and unfortunately none of them are going to the same school as her. The last few nights she has been crying about missing her friends, not wanting to grow up and not wanting to start school. I'm sure that when she gets to school she will make new friends and enjoy the challenges of the new work but this period of transition is rough.
What can I do? I want to support her and also help her to feel excited about this new step. Any tips/hints/strategies?
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26-11-2015 23:13 #1Member
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27-11-2015 07:09 #2
Have you had orientation yet? We had ours the last 3 weeks and organised play dates afterwards so all the kids could play ( DS did not know anyone either ) we swapped numbers with a few of the mums and are organising play dates before school starts next year - if you could do that she might feel better as she will already know someone?
27-11-2015 08:12 #3Senior Member
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27-11-2015 09:17 #4
Also our school gave us a little welcome booklet and in it was a photo and name of everyone in the class for next year, including the teacher, as well as where to find things like toilets or canteen.
We used to sit down and look at all the faces and I would make a big deal about them all looking like very nice people etc.
Involve her in gathering all the essentials- uniform, bag, lunchbox (my boys didn't need new lunch boxes but with the back to school sales on and all the hype it actually was good for them to choose a lunchbox and have them excited about it!)
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