The seasons are beginning to change and with that all us parents with kids school aged know that school is just around the corner (if your child has started school already you are in the thick of the chaos i’m sure). For the Accustomed Chaos Family we will be entering the school year with TWO kids in school.
Big P will be heading to senior kindergarten and Princess R will be going into junior kindergarten. Both in the same class – on the same day – with the same teacher. Still part time (all day; every other day).
Princess R has always been more on the shy side. She can be nervous around new people and so it’s understandable why this new change will be a big adjustment for her. I know she is excited, but she is also nervous. Both kids are starting a new school – both in the French Immersion program & since Big P starts before Princess R I think that will ease her a bit since he can help her with the new routine.
The first time Princess R was away from us in a social setting – we had signed her up for a dance class at the community center here. She was very shy; did not want to interact with the class and felt very uncomfortable. What we ended up doing then was for every class she would wear a tutu or fairy wings over whatever else she was wearing. It was something that helped her feel more comfortable – I dont really understand why or how that helped her – but it did and she went with it.
So figuring school would like do the same thing to her a few months ago I asked her what would help her feel better and less shy. She said that she would think about it and then a few weeks later when I came home with a new hairdo – she figured out what she wanted.
So I promised her that before school started we would get her some real purple hair.
& on Tuesday this week my mom and I (semi-permanent) coloured Princess R’s hair before school starts for her in 2 weeks. I hope it helps her with her nerves and shyness and helps her be her feel awesome self.
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