Besides shorter days or fewer days of school per week, are there other solutions for children who still find it difficult at school? “If the kids find it exciting, I sometimes suggest that the parents stay in the class for a while,” Van Santen says.
“Half an hour, or an hour, if necessary. Kids can sometimes have the idea that they are ‘just’ behind, while mom or dad goes away. And then the fact that you stay a little longer and calm your baby down has okay, you get used to helping” .
This is why the introductory meeting at school is so important, according to Van Santen. “I prefer doing it with the parent and child there. Then I can probably see it without all the kids around. And then such a kid also gets the chance to browse the room at his convenience. Take a look where the coat hangs, where you leave your bag, and where the toilet is You can then talk about it at home as parents with your child. This information and conversations at home can make it less exciting for the kids.”