The primary day of a new school, or even the first day in a new classroom in the old school, can be met with a blend of energy and anxiety for children and guardians as well. In spite of the fact that it’s enjoyable to set out on another experience and numerous schoolers savor the experience of the sentiment of being “enormous,” change can be terrifying for minimal ones (and their stressed guardians or parents).
It’s fairly common for children to feel on edge when saying goodbye to their parents. Indeed, separation anxiety is a part of every child’s development. It can start when children start playschool and go upto Nursery years in main school. A few children appear to do fine and dandy with the progress just to encounter separation anxiety a few weeks into the school year.
How to Deal with Separation Anxiety:
- Bring your child to visit the school several times previous to the joining day. Many preschools offer going by days. Comforted by parental presence, your kid will not hesitate to investigate the classroom and look at the toys. This is likewise an awesome time to get some information about the daily routine of the school.
- If you are worried about how your child will be able to deal with this separation anxiety at school, you can inform the preschool or school about your child’s separation anxiety. This can offer a consistent support to your child.
- When leaving your child on the first day of school, try to keep a happy expression. If you look worried, the child will automatically get upset and feel uneasy.
- Try to make conscious efforts to develop your child’s self-esteem.
- Offer an anecdote about a period that you may have felt the same anxiety on your first day of school and how you managed it. Discuss with your child why you need your kid to go to school and how much fun they will have while they will be there. Try not to limit their apprehensions or concerns — address them while guaranteeing them that you will be there to pick them up once school is over for the day or at the bus stop point where he/she will be dropped.
- Encourage your child and reward him/her for becoming independent in school. This will help him/her in overcoming the fear of separation
- Spend few minutes when he /she returns from school and give attention so slowly your child will get the confidence and overcome the separation anxiety