Preparing for First Day in High School - Parenting Tips
Your child just got admitted to the best high
school, still you are anxious. As a parent in the ongoing scenario you
are scared to send your child to the school. Some confusion is
absolutely normal on the first day of the school and teachers are aware
about it too. But we can help you to know what to expect on the first
day of the school and you can prepare your child to deal with the
Visiting the school: Prior to the
commencement of classes take a brief tour of the school with your child
to get an idea of the school building and particularly the classroom.To
make a good impression on the teacher and not be late for the classes
on the first day, it is very important that your child remembers
Different Class Schedule: Now that your
child is in the senior grade of the school expect and talk to him about
different class schedules and moving from one class to another for
different subjects. With more number of subjects, he/she may need switch
many classrooms to attend different classes on different subjects.
Most of the teachers pretend to be more strict on the first day but
eventually mellow down and turn out to be your child's mentors.
Since your child will be in the junior most class of the high school,
there are chances of bullying. So, it is always better to ask your child
to stay away from such students or not get into any kind of argument.
Tell your child they are there to study so concentrate on the getting
information about teachers, subjects and other study related activities.
With more movement, new environment and much more exposure, you can
expect your child to have more friends. Tell your child its okay not to
have friends on the first day, but soon they will have many with the
power of being polite and smile.
After school Activities: Increased
after school activities such as drama, dance, sports or clubs. Ask your
child to find out more about such activities in the school which can
provide them a platform to grow and at the same time may find friends of
Shopping: Now finally, the day has
come in your child's life, take him/her to shopping. After all looking
great on the first day is important as the first impression lasts
Your child must be nervous and scared because
of the transition from being "seniors " in middle school to "freshmen"
in high school. But helping your child with the above discussed tips,
you can make the transition stress free, anxiety free.
child's life, attending high school is a one-time experience and with
your little time and co-operation you can make it an affair to remember.
Don't forget to tell your child that it happens with everyone and it is
just a phase that too shall pass, they just have to remain calm and