When it comes to entering kindergarten, some kids are excited, some are nervous, and some (read: my daughter) are already planning their first-day-of-school outfit. And while we parents can be an important emotional resource for our children during this transition period, our children's peers may be even more helpful. Seriously, what do we even remember about kindergarten, right? So I asked some first graders to give advice about kindergarten, if only to see what wisdom we can pass on to our kids.
Kindergarten is a big deal for parents and kids alike. The kids are the ones actually going through it, sure, but sending your itty-bitty baby to school is a mood. It's pretty typical to feel some very big feels about this whole scenario, and as a result you might not be in, shall we say, the best emotional position to give your kid good advice on the whole "going to school for an extended period of time without a parent present" thing.
In my opinion, obtaining a first grader's perspective on kindergarten is clutch. After all, kindergarten wasn't too far back for them, so they have the perspective of time with the added bonus of a little more emotional maturity than their pre-K and soon-to-be kindergarten peers. (Plus listening to 6- and 7-year-old kids try to give serious, meaningful advice is hysterical.)