EP. 60|Mindful Transitions Part 2 – The Start of Kindergarten
The start of kindergarten is a major milestone in the lives of young children, maybe the biggest one! The start of kindergarten can be a stressful time for your child as they enter a world filled with new rules and routines.
Longer days, academic expectations, eating lunch independently and navigating a new school building can bring about feelings of excitement as well as fear for children and families.
In this episode of Mindful Conversation with KAY podcast, Kelly and Kristi review share and review ideas to help your child feel safe and secure during this transitional time. These include:
- Practicing routines ahead of time
- Be mindful of ‘morning stress’
- Focus on connection before school and re-connection after school
- Reach out to the teacher if possible to share any ‘special needs’
This episode is part of a series so be sure to listen Part 1: The First School Experience for more thoughtful suggestions.