Would you believe that preparing your child for nursery school is sometimes harder on the parent than the child?
Most parents understand this because not only is preschool the first time that the child will be separated from the parent for any length of time, this is also the first time that many parents will need to leave their children with someone else as well!
An occasional day out while a babysitter watches the kid for a couple of hours is extremely different to the prospect of leaving a child in the care of strangers for many hours daily, every day.
So in preparing your child for kindergarten, you might also have to take some steps to prepare yourself too.
The first thing you could do is to have a good, honest look at your own attitude toward this particular prospect. If you present nursery as a frightening thing to the kid, of course, he or she's going to pick up on that thinking and be apprehensive or even downright scared.
But if you act excited and happy once you see nursery schools test them out, your child might just pick up on this excitement and assume that something great will happen there.
Be mindful of not only your words but your body language, your tone of voice, and everything you are communicating with the child when you go to the school.
Most nurseries allow and even encourage the parents to remain with the kid for the whole time or just a couple hours for the first couple of days.