School

5 things you may not know about school

If your child is five years old and just started school, you may have a few questions left unanswered. Here are a few things to expect.

Kindergarten can scare your child

In general, children are happy to begin school and cannot wait to meet new friends. A few lucky ones will be anxious to read and will ask their parents to tell stories about their own school days.

For others, despite your efforts, school will be disappointing and your child may want to go home as soon as he enters the class. It could even affect his digestion and he could develop stress during the evenings that precede school days. Some children even hide to avoid school and tell their mom that it was not nice to lie about this place that is no fun at all.

If your child is not in school yet, don’t forget to tell him that school is serious and he will have to stay focused and listen to his teacher for long periods of time. It will make it easier for your child to adapt to a routine that is much more strict than what he is used to.

If he is already in school, listen to him but avoid being overly understanding as it could give him further reasons to be afraid. Explain that he must give it some time and as he will learn new things and meet new friends, he will also learn to like school. Still, you can talk to his teacher who will tell you about his behavior and his integration. It will help you assess the impact of your actions.


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