By Tim Kowols
School being back in session can be as big of an adjustment for parents as it is for students. According to KidsHealth.org, children can often pick up on the nonverbal cues their parents show, which means fear and anxieties one might have could go to the other. Northern Door Children’s Center in Sister Bay has parents dropping their children off every year for their first school-like experience, some as young as just a couple months old. Karen Corekin from Northern Door Children’s Center says parents should not be afraid to drop in to ease their children’s doubts as well as their own.
Corekin says through play and repetition, children become more comfortable with the people they interact with and their surroundings while being assured them that “mommies and daddies always come back.”