“For those of you who are sending your child to kindergarten for the first time, we understand the trepidation. For those of you who are going through this for the second, or possibly the last time, congratulations on getting another one out of the house!” So began kindergarten orientation on a muggy night in May in a room filled with (mostly) nervous parents of four and five year olds about to leave Pre-K for the big K.
This September is the last time I will send a little one off to kindergarten… times three! Our triplets (my “babies”) are leaving the roost and, like most Moms, the notion of sending them off to school leaves me with mixed emotions. If you feel the mix of anxiety and excitement, these tips should help to ease the transition… for everyone involved! (more…)