Starting preschool, kindergarten or a new primary school is a very exciting time but it can cause anxiety for some children. Separation anxiety is very common at these junctures, especially when children haven’t yet been apart from their parents for long stretches of time during the day. The signs of separation anxiety Be aware that some level of anxiety is Read more
Transitioning from preschool to ‘big’ school is an important milestone for any child, as well as for the whole family. Starting school is a time of excitement and enjoyment, but for some it can be a time of uncertainty and anxiety. As parents or carers, this transition can cause mixed feelings as another adult takes on a primary care role for your child, and your child takes another important Read more
The transition to high school from primary school is a major change for children. High School is quite a different ball game to Primary School - it is generally much a much bigger community and the personal touches are a bit harder to find. Over time, your child will become familiar with the environment, staff and other students. Over time you too will become familiar with the school. In high Read more
Routines and transition times are an important part of life, especially in child care settings and schools. Children learn skills such as self help skills, independence, sequencing and how to act appropriately in a group by taking part in routines. Children who are experiencing difficulties should be helped to follow through completely with all routines as it is an invaluable learning Read more
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