Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) August 2, 2006
Do you remember your first day of kindergarten? All of the excitement, anticipation, uncertainty (and maybe a little fear) that you felt are about to greet the future high school graduates of the class of 2019 when they enter the school system this fall. To start them off on the right foot, notes AP9 24 Protect Plus, a premier security program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, their parents need to get ready for all of the social and educational opportunities and challenges that schools offer. AP9 24 Protect Plus members can log on to the program website via DealPass, a secure portal, to access a variety of money-saving deals on protective measures for their families, homes, assets, pets and other property.
To help you ease your children into the first day of what will hopefully be a long and rewarding educational experience, AP9 24ProtectPlus offers the following suggestions:
-- Prepare her for a new environment. For many youngsters, going to school is a radical departure from spending days at home with their parents. Talk with your child about what she can expect when school starts. Reinforce etiquette lessons (e.g., talking only when called upon, playing well with others, etc.), and remind her that you’re available to help her with any difficulties she may encounter. If possible, take her to school before the semester starts for a tour of the facilities, and help her get to know where the important places -- her classroom, the bathroom, the nurse’s office, the water fountain -- are located.
-- Remember the good times. Children pick up on their parents’ vibes. Talking about difficulties you may have had in kindergarten can instill a fear of school in your child. When discussing your experiences, focus instead on the positives: the friends you made, the teachers you liked, the activities you enjoyed.
-- Show him you’ve got his back. Most children are at least a little anxious about being separated from their parents for extended periods. Escort your child to and from class (not just on the first day but until a habit of good, safe behavior is firmly established). Let him know that, even though you won’t be in class with him, he can count on you to be there for him before and after school. If possible, plan to be there as soon as school lets out, and ask him questions that demonstrate your concern for his welfare.
-- Dress her for kindergarten success. Attending kindergarten is not like going to a job interview or attending a prom. Your child should therefore dress for activities rather than for show. Outfitting her in her best dress might be a good idea on class picture day, but it won’t help her fit in during a playground game of tag. And keep the clothes comfortable and easy to manage; no child wants to be rescued in the bathroom because he can’t redo his zipper.
-- Establish ground rules. Make sure your child understands that, in the classroom, the teacher is in charge. Outside the classroom, you’re still the biggest influence in your child’s life, so be sure to set aside time to help your child with whatever homework the teacher may assign, and make sure your child understands that there’s no playtime until his or her homework is successfully completed. Instilling such discipline as early as possible can help your child throughout life.
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About AP9 24 Protect Plus
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