School starts 2019: Separation Anxiety kit for PARENTS and kid(s)
Happy New Year!
This year, school starts relatively early. As much as I can’t wait for my son to reach his milestone of starting primary school, I sulked when I
1| Getting your child prepared
Nothing gets parents more panic than seeing their child panic. So, to ensure you do not have separation anxiety for your child, first thing first, get your child prepared. Here, we have prepared a checklist for you.
2| Be calm and consistent
Create a routine which would help ease both you and your child’s anxiety. Make the exit routine a calm, pleasant, loving and firm goodbye (we know everyone loves
3| Know that they’re in safe hands
Knowing your child is in safe hands would make you feel better. Get to know the teachers and some of your child’s classmates’ parents. A community parenting would always give comforts to yourself that they’re safe. If it makes you feel better, get the class teacher’s contact number – however, please refrain from contacting the teacher all the time. This should be used for emergency only, and let the teacher do what they’re meant to do – tend your child and not you.
4| Make plans for yourself
For once, after years of taking care of your child(s), you’ve a bit of ‘me’ time. You might feel like as though you’re being selfish having your personal time, but trust me, this is what makes you sane for the 2,345,397,958 questions you will answer when your child is back. This would also make your time pass faster.
5| Cry if you need
We know this is a great milestone and we are not discounting that. So cry if you need, but never ever cry in front of your child as that would build up fear in them. These are indeed happy tears and you can do it with your other ‘
That’s it – our survival kit for separation anxiety. Don’t forget to take the memorable photo too!