Kindergarten & 1st Grade
676 weeks until graduation . . .
What’s this phase all about?
Kindergarten here we come! More than a few parents get misty-eyed on that first day. This milestone signals that your baby really is growing up. With kindergarten comes the need for routines. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to begin structured bedtimes and wake-up times. Many kindergarteners will have a few minutes of homework that needs to become part of a nightly routine. Children, even free-spirits, thrive on structure and routine during this phase. Matter of fact, you may notice disruptions to the routine cause problems. All three of our children struggled on Thursday afternoons and evenings as kindergarteners (one even through 1st grade). Meltdowns were prevalent. We realized it was because we were out later on Wednesday nights with church commitments that were a disruption to our normal bedtime routine. We learned how to approach Thursdays in a way that minimized the effects of our later evening, but we also learned to be prepared to be extra patient!