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07 Sep ASK ANA- BACK TO REALITY

ASK ANA is your opportunity to get advice from our Child Psychologist & Family counsellor Ana Roa.

If you have a question, email us at info@modernplaymag.com

BACK TO REALITY

Q: We’re back from vacation and everything is crazy! During the holidays we skipped our daily routines with the kids. They barely napped, had late dinners, stayed up way past bedtime, ate ice cream every day, and the list goes on… The kids are out of control now and we can’t seem to get them back on track. How can we resume our normal routine without yelling our way through it?

A: Routine is necessary for children because it transmits balance. After a “relaxed, flexible hours, activity filled Summer”, children will have a hard time recovering and they will resist; we parents are responsible for initiating and incorporating those routines in a pleasant way.

Be patient but firm (we will not allow them to get side tracked or keep playing when its bedtime, for example), anticipating changes and explaining it to them in a calm manner, will help them return to their normal routines. Give them time and be patient. It´s hard for all of us to get back into the routine after holidays.

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09 Sep ASK ANA- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

ASK ANA is your opportunity to get advice from our Child Psychologist & Family counsellor Ana Roa.

If you have a question, email us at info@modernplaymag.com

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Q: My daughter is 3 years old and starting Kindergarten in a week. She has never been to daycare and Im worried that she will freak out. How can I help her understand and make it an easier experience?

A: Before her first day, showing her where the school is and explain that it is her new school where there will be many children like her to play with and have fun. Will help her associate it with a playful and fun place. Avoid situations that cause feelings of nervousness and lack of time. Make sure that the night before she gets enough sleep. Be sure to wake her up with enough time to calmly get ready and eat breakfast without being rushed or pressured.  Make sure to keep it together yourself when you take her and most importantly when you leave her, its also a hard day for parents. Be sure to transmit positivity and encouragement, it will make the transition smoother for everyone.

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