Saturday 17 March 2018

Guide to surviving your child's first day in 'big school'

Starting 'big school' is daunting for everyone involved
Starting 'big school' is daunting for everyone involved

Siobain Peters

So you think you're set then do you? Got the uniform, the books, the lunch bag. But what about your wits? Did you gather them for half price at the 'back to school' sale? Or your emotional well-being? Have you been one of those savvy mommies, stockpiling that since June?

You see, starting 'big school' is daunting for everyone involved. But what about the moms and dads? Most of the 'getting started' advice out there is centred around the children's needs, so I am going to whine: "Where's my 'How to survive big school' guide?!"

Plainly, no one is listening to this particular temper tantrum, so I am just going to have to go ahead and create my own.

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