This great resource provides parents with tips on how to make preschool preparation fun and make the transition go well for your whole family.
As we get our children ready for their summer activities, we know we need to pack certain items for their safety: the bug spray to guard against mosquitoes and other pests, sunscreen to protect against burning, water bottles and snacks to keep them hydrated and fed, and maybe a few band aids for those inevitable bumps and bruises. We think automatically about these things because we want to protect our kids and keep them safe from harm. But, we also need to think about other things that could potentially harm them – other people.
It is important for your child to be aware of what is going on in the world, but certain events can promote feelings of helplessness among children of all ages. It is not realistic or healthy that we should try to cut our children off entirely from what is shown in the news, on social media, or in everyday life. However, by maintaining consistent and honest lines of communication with your child, you can help to protect their belief that they can have a positive effect in their community and the world.