No other milestone provides a snapshot of a child's life like the first day of school. It's a tangible reflection of the child moving away from the parent and into the adult he or she will become. Unlike graduation, where success is celebrated and emotions are welcomed, starting a new school requires a tougher face.
Before the little fish can swim in the big pond, there is work to be done and decisions to be made: what to bring to school, how to get there and who will become a friend. Yet there are ways to prepare the child, whether they are anxious, confident or a mixture of the two.
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