Starting/Returning to Primary school: 7 phrases that’ll calm junior’s jitters

Try these handy statements and questions to rev up your child’s excitement on their first day of school.

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The first day of Primary school can be rough on some kids. After all, junior isn’t just leaving the freedom and fun of the year-end holidays behind them, they’ll have to get used to the school structure, as well as familiarise themselves with the routine of a school timetable.

If school anxiety isn’t resolved, this may result in tears and a loss of quality shuteye for junior. This could cause your child will be less attentive in class and their grades may be affected, as will their confidence.

The good news is once your young ’un gets used to the routine of life as a Primary school pupil, their school anxiety will ease.

The good news is once your young ’un gets used to the routine of life as a Primary school pupil, their school anxiety will ease. Making friends will also help reduce their fears about school, too.

What you say can also influence your offspring’s opinion about school. Try these confidence-boosting phrases:

The day before school…

1. "Do you need help packing your school bag?" Sometimes, your child’s fear of being under-prepared could trigger their school anxiety. Sos, going through the contents of their bag can help to reinforce the fact to make sure they have everything they need. It’s also a good way to encourage them to cultivate the habit of checking their bags daily.