My children would qualify for silver.
Worrying about what "might" happen in any situation is a special gift we all possess.
One of my daughters struggled with so much anxiety for a time
that we had to meet with a therapist to give her some tools to help her with it.
who's going to be on the bus, will the mean girl be mean this year, etc. start to multiply overnight.
it's going to be a big (exhausting) and emotional adjustment for all of us!
and just happens to be one of my best friends.
so she did not see her classroom or her teacher until the first day of school -- that was really hard on her and no one got any sleep the night before that first day.
When we visit the classroom, I take photos of the girls and their teachers
so we can look at them again at home and it seems to really help them.
Thanks to our library, we read a lot of books about the first day of school at home as well.
taking turns talking with your teacher and classmates,
Remember that this is a two-way street, your child's teachers will hear plenty
about what goes on at home too, for better and for worse!
The breathing exercises are helpful for the night before school (at bedtime) as well.