Your child's teacher runs a classroom full of kids every day. Feel free to use her expert ideas and strategies at home.
Try to minimize any other changes going on in your child's life during the weeks leading up to school. If she's moving from a crib to a bed, giving up naps, or changing caregivers around the same time as she starts preschool, the experience could be more overwhelming than it has to be.
Copyright © 2008 Meredith Corporation. Originally published in the November 2004 issue of Parents magazine, and the September 2007 issue of Parents magazine.