Sharing Your First Days of School (8-8-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

We understand that some of our readers are from countries that have royal princesses and princes. We respect the important history and official roles of those royal princesses and princes. These parenting tips are designed to help us understand how an ordinary person can become a lovable, capable princess or prince – both in spirit and in action.

Because these parenting tips are inspired by our featured book, PRINCESS IN TRAINING and because August is back-to school month for many kids, these tips are about how your child can return to school as a lovable, capable princess (or prince).

Decide: To be a prince in spirit and in action, your child needs to feel all of his feelings, including fear about the first days of school.

Practice:   Share with your child what your first days at school were like or what an older brother or sister experienced when he or she first went to school.  Be sure to include what helped in each situation.

If your child wants to, let him ask an aunt, neighbor, friend or grandparent what his or her experience was like.  If you are part of that conversation and being afraid or nervous doesn’t come up, be sure to ask specifically whether the person had any fear, nerves or concerns and how he or she handled it.

Read more about lovable, capable princesses (and princes): Becoming a Lovable and Capable Prince or Princess.

Come back to Daily Parenting Tips each day for another helpful tip.


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