Invested love and immeasurable care of your child must give results. Believe in that, but read a few pieces of advice from a teacher.
If you have a child who is entering the first year of school, then you surely know how much responsibility this takes and which fears you encounter. The volume of your fears depends on the fact if you live in a city or in a town. It’s partially easier to bring up children in a village, although this also cuts both ways. That’s right, parents who live in a city fear much more than parents living in smaller settlements, but some worries and some fears are completely the same.
Each parent wants their child to be successful and they fancy only their child being praised at the next parent meeting. Most of them will experience it, they'll be proud of their little student, but some will be even disappointed or, simply, their expectations will remain unfulfilled. So as not to experience this, maybe it would be better not to cherish over-high expectations, but certainly to make an effort in giving your little schoolchild unselfish and right help and cooperation.
What is understood by the right help and support?
Before all, it's necessary that you make your schoolchild know his school obligations and talk about it relaxedly before the beginning of the school year and share your beautiful school experiences with him. It's not good to idealise school and school obligations, but, just as well, it wouldn't be desirable to talk about school in a negative sense. Find a balance and try to make the child interested in school, but be a little bit cautious in a way that you’ll explain to the child that much depends on him as well.
You have to prepare the child in a way that most teachers will expect him to sit for 45 minutes, because a school class lasts for 45 minutes. If you were lucky and got a teacher who understands the needs of today’s generations, then it wouldn’t be a problem, because the teacher will know how to balance the order of work, order of relaxation and you won’t have to worry about why your child can’t sit still during the whole class. It’s understood that by using suitable vocabulary for a child you’ll make clear to the child what a school class is and what sound marks the end of a school class and why. Simply, talk about everything. Talk even about a fact that it’s necessary to follow the instructions of the teacher when there’s time for physiological needs, lunch and the like and even know how to ask someone for help when he has some problems and when he/she doesn’t feel well.
Besides this talk, make your child know that there’ll be even more his/her friends in the classroom and that he/she has to learn how to be patient. There’s one teacher and there are about twenty of them, so that the teacher won’t be able to answer the child’s every question as his/her mum can answer it. Don’t forget to tell the child about the importance of coming to school on time, because in this way he/she respects the teacher and their friends. Explain to him/her that it’s not nice to interrupt his/her friends while they’re working with the teacher and that it’s for this reason why it’s necessary to come about fifteen minutes in the morning before the teacher and to have enough time to prepare himself/herself for classes, to take a little rest from travelling to school, but to spend time with his/her new friends. It’s important here that even you, parents, see the importance of respecting the beginning of classes and don’t lead your child to unpleasant situations in a way that you come in the classroom after the teacher.
It’s important to make your child familiar with the notions such as school items, line notebooks, square notebooks (never use the term dice), blank notebooks, drawing blocks, textbooks and with the school subjects as well, which he/she has in the first grade of primary school. All pvp will make the first days of school easier for your child and increase his/her self-confidence, because he/she'll have the opportunity of showing before the teacher and his/her friends that he/she knows more than others and this is very important in the period of adaptation. What's more, it doesn't hurt to tell the child about the name of the school he/she'll go to and you can take some time even to google together on the Internet the information about the person the school was named after.
At the very beginning of September it's time to make your child familiar with the term “homework“ and let it be at the time when even the teacher talked about it at school. Make your child know that everyone at home has some tasks, for example, since mum and dad go to work, so a child must go to school and do his/her homework. It's important that both you and the child know that homework is meant for him/her and that it's been measured out to suit the child's learning capacity. Of course, more time is necessary to be spent on checking homework during the first three months, but since December or no later than the beginning of the second semester you can push this into the background and check homework at a distance. You can just go through when the child finishes his/her homework, you can direct him/her to correct some exercises, but you can send him/her to school even with incorrectly-done exercises, because the teacher doesn't expect that all exercises are perfectly done.