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Primary 1 Transition - Every Parent's Anxiety

I’m the mom who is as kan-cheong (nervous) as ever. You won’t believe it, the amount of anxiety which crawls out without you even realizing. I’ve done so many read ups about Primary 1 registration when my child was 3 years old. You heard it, 3 years old. Today, I truly understand the panic and the cause for it all. Trust me. Advancing from Kindergarten to Primary is indeed a huge milestone which can be very intimidating. Both parent and child will have to cope with the many changes. The entire transition is a panic for many others. And now that it’s my turn for 2019 Primary 1 Registration. I’ve read many articles on ” how to ease the Primary 1 transition process for your child ” but I couldn’t seem to find very much help for me “the mum”. We as parents need help too! And that’s just perfectly normal, isn’t it? Fret not, let me share some valuable tips which I found helpful to prepare both you and your child.

Stop worrying and let nature take its course

Moms, we are too hard on ourselves. We need to learn to let go.The need to be able to control and protect our kids are just natural. And I get that!We really need to just let it go. It’s better for both parent and child.

Gradually adjust the routine in K2

I’m not exactly a morning person, so waking up early has always been a struggle for me.Start introducing the primary 1 routine that you have worked out for your child whilst he/she is still in Kindergarten.This gives you ample time to see if it works out for both of you. Whether it’s, breakfast before shower or vice-versa.That way, we can help to minimise the many changes which is going to happen in Primary 1.

Allow your child to be independent

Start now, it’s never too early. Of course, it has to also be age appropriate.I’ve started practising simple things like getting my child to help out and take the rubbish out.Getting your child to buy groceries with you at the supermarket. Simple things like this can go a long way.It also helps both parent and child be more confident and assured. At least then, they won’t be in for a surprise.

Travelling

This is the top of my list, because I have 3 young children.My biggest worry would be how I’m going to blend the routine for everyone together.We don’t have any external help from friends or family. Which means, if my primary 1 child is going to school I’ll have to “lug” along my baby and toddler altogether.Which of course is doable, but not very ideal in the long run. I sourced for a smart watch and decided to use that for my child. Now that he is in K2, we have already starting training him to use it.Instead of the usual, I’ve started walking behind him and encouraging him to lead the way. Observing him from behind, especially when he is crossing the road.That gives me the much needed assurance to know that he is way more ready than I am.

Taking care of personal belongings

You can help your child start by putting name labels on his belongings so that it wouldn’t get mixed up and lost at the end of the day.Children are forgetful and in the midst of having fun everything else gets forgotten.I have sad news to report. It’s pretty normal!

Personal Hygiene

Teach your child to wash his hands to prevent illnesses to them and others, good hygiene habits are a must.

-Washing your hands before meals and after meals

-After going to the toilet

-After touching something dirty

In Conclusion

The list of MUST DO and TO DO are never ending for us parents.No matter how prepared we can be it never seems enough for our kids.We can’t control everything that happens in our child’s live.

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