An attachment problem can make it difficult for a young child to get used to attending kindergarten. The school will end up having to call you for assistance if your child displays behavioral problems as he or she tries to adapt to being away from you. If you want to help your child with adjusting to going to kindergarten, there are a few things that you can do before he or she begins going to school. Take a look at this article for some insight on how a child can be prepared for kindergarten.
Start Leaving Your Child with a Homeschool Tutor
Even if you don't want to homeschool your child, it is a good idea for training a child before he or she attends kindergarten. Your child can learn a lot of skills that he or she will need to use in kindergarten. If you want your child to get over his or her attachment to you, hire a tutor to do the teaching. You can then leave your child with the tutor so he or she will get used to working with a stranger while you are not around. When you drop your child off on the first day of kindergarten, it will be easier for him or her to be left at school because the attachment to you will not be as strong.
Take Your Child to Playgrounds to Interact with Kids
If you usually take your child to playgrounds when they are almost empty, you might want to try something different. Start taking your child to playgrounds that are filled with other children. It is important for your child to learn how to be social before he or she begins kindergarten. You might even want to take your child to the playground of the actual school that he or she will be attending. Your child will then feel excited about going to school and getting to play with other kids on the playground.
Don't Allow Your Child to Have an Unusual Sleep Schedule
The most important thing that you can do in preparation for sending your child to kindergarten is to regulate his or her sleep schedule. You must get your child used to getting up at a specific time each day, so going to bed at an earlier enough time is necessary. For instance, after your child gets used to going to bed at a certain time each night, he or she will automatically want to get up early for school.
After I graduated from high school, I went straight to college, even though I was very unsure of what career field I wanted to enter. I completed my four years and earned a degree that helped me secure a job relatively quickly. However, I soon learned that the career I chose was unfulfilling for me, but the thought of going back to learn something new just seemed too overwhelming. I wanted to enter the field of healthcare, and one day I got a flyer in the mail from a local nursing school that offered certificate programs that only took a year to complete. I felt like it was "fate," and I was soon enrolled in evening classes. I really like helping others, so I want to help others make good educational decisions. I plan to post tips for people of all ages on my new education blog!