Easing your child's fears
Spend time talking with your child about pre-school before it starts and gradually introduce your child to activities that often take place in a classroom.
While acknowledging this important step your child is taking, and providing support, too much emphasis on the change could make any nervousness worse. Young children can pick up on their parents' non-verbal cues. When parents' feel worried about leaving their child at school, children will probably sense that.
The first day at the school
When you enter the classroom on the first day, calmly introduce the teacher to your child, then step back to allow the teacher to begin forming a bond with your child. Your endorsement of the teacher will show your child that he/she will be happy and safe in the teacher's care.
Encourage the children to be independent
Encourage the children to be independent so that they can do the activities themselves. It generates a sense of responsibility and independence in them, which will be helpful for them in the coming years.
Have a set routine
Having a set routine for various activities such as playing, meals etc. is important. Not only will it help to teach discipline to your child but it will also help you manage your own time efficiently.
Try not to be too strict
Discipline should not be confused with strictness. Children tend to be stubborn if you are too strict with them. Instead, talk to them in a friendly manner so that they can communicate with you without fear.
Praise the children often
Compliment the children often as it would positively encourage them. If they have done something wrong, then let them know why it is wrong. Such awareness will make them conscious of what they are doing.
Creating strong bonds
Raising a child can be challenging, but it is a learning phase for the parent as well as the child. It is important that you are engaged in fun activities together. Doing things together will help you create a strong bond with your child. You should be a parent as well as a friend to them, whom they rely upon without hesitation.
Be a role model to them
The children will be spending most of the time with you. How you behave, what you do, how you do things etc, all of these have a strong impact on their development. Be a role model to them so that the children can look up to you.