How can I make the school drop off go more smoothly?

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How can I make the school drop off go more smoothly?

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There are three things that you can do to help make the school drop off go better for your child, and at the same time, encourage independence and resilience. First of all, if you have an older sibling, use your older child to take your younger child into school each morning. It makes the transition easier for your younger child and it makes your older child feel important and independent. Second is talk to your child's teacher. If your child is having a particularly hard time making the transition in the morning from being with you to being in the classroom, have your child's teacher set up a morning responsibility or task for your child so that they become engaged in classroom activity from the minute they walk into the classroom. One of my favorites is feeding the classroom pet breakfast every morning. And lastly, if your school has a carpool lane, drop your child off in the carpool lane as early as you possibly can. Early, meaning kindergarten. Even if you can't do it every day, celebrating and rewarding your child for being dropped off in the carpool lane encourages independence and lets her know that she can walk into school and start the school day on her own.

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Nathalie Kunin, MEd

Educational Specialist

Nathalie Kunin has extensive experience teaching, tutoring and educating parents on how to help their children succeed academically. She founded Team Tutors in 2000 to provide students with one-on-one tutoring and comprehensive test preparation in their own homes. She works closely with students of all ages as well as many private and public school administrators throughout Los Angeles and the Valley.

Nathalie taught for five years at the Center for Early Education, where she also served as president of the Parent Association and as a member of the Board of Trustees. She is currently on the Executive Board of the Beverly Hills Education Foundation, which serves the Beverly Hills public school district.

Nathalie lectures frequently on current educational issues and learning styles. She is an expert on the “eight styles of learning” and conducts assessments on children of all ages so parents can learn how their child processes information. She also consults privately with parents about their children’s preschool through high school academic issues. In addition, Nathalie is a frequent contributor to LA Mom Magazine.

Nathalie was born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her bachelor’s degree at UCLA and completed her Master of Education at Cal State Los Angeles. She is the mother of two school-aged sons.

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