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Stress Free Toddler Transition To Unfamiliar Grounds

Submitted by on June 22, 2009 – 5:36 amNo Comment




All children go through several changes through the span of their life. Changes like unknown settings, adults, peers and corporal structure cause children to feel significant amounts of strain, nervousness, panic and insecurity. Among the foremost changes that occur are when the child goes to preschool, nursery or school.

If the child joins a pre-school setup, he is expected to do a series of activities on their own, adhere to particular routine and inculcate the concept of sharing amongst his fellow mates. With new-fangled areas like toilets, tots can many times develop certain phobias. These irrational fears make themselves evident with recurrent instances of sleeplessness, sleep talking, bed-wetting, slurred speech, decreased appetite, temper paroxysms, loss of concentration to site a few. This change is significantly traumatic for the parents and the child alike. A key solution lies is overall support from both the school authorities and the kin to bring about friction-free transition.

The kin needs to regularise the daily routine of the child which includes fixed sleep schedules, self-help eating, and potty training instead of waiting for the school to commence it. One needs to get the child involved in selecting his outfits for various places like special occasions, school, home wear and stock them separately. One needs to ensure continuity in the atmosphere at home and the school which will help decrease the strain.

One needs to invest in comfy wear which should synchronize with the climate and weather conditions. Suspenders, zips help the child to dress up on his own. The same goes for footwear which would preferably be stick-on, Velcro, slip-in kinds so that there is no difficulty for the child.

One can gently coax the child to initiate important commands that relate to going to the loo, drinking water or asking for food. The child needs to be convinced that despite of roller coaster feelings he is feeling in the new place, he will eventually take a liking to it, suggesting certain activities that will help him effectively blend in.

Always portray a constructive outlook about the school like meeting new children, sharing meals, fun activities like swings, slides, playhouse , sand pits and emphasizing that the teacher is a friend with whom one can have lots of cheerful and enlightening moments without being biased about the facts. Separation pangs are bound to set in, so it is advisable to not overly extend the goodbyes or give false promises during that time.

Being affectionate or staying a bit longer during the initial days coupled with mental preparation of the child and close co-ordination with the school staff, we can ensure our bundle of joy will happily transcend to a new environment which will help nurture him positively.

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