How to help with the transition from home to school

This article was first published in August 2019

The transition from home life to school life can be difficult for children and parents alike, but there are ways to help make the transition as smooth as possible. Al Ferguson is a parent and also the founder of the online forum Dadsnet, an online forum, which offers support to parents like you. He shares some advice on what worked for him when his child was making the transition from home to school.


• Some schools allow flexi-schooling. This is where children under the age of five can go to school part-time. It can help them to get relaxed and comfortable at school gradually before they go full-time.

• Learning at home before the school year starts and focusing on your child's interests can help them prepare for what they will experience at school.

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