While it feels like summer just started, we blinked and found that back-to-school season is almost here! The future is bright, and full of lots of different feelings about this time of year, too. If your child has some first-day nerves (Hi, welcome to the club, kids!), read on for some quick pieces of advice, sourced from our community on Instagram, and a couple of the kids featured in our Fall 2022 photoshoot. We asked what advice they'd give to a new kid at school, but think these tips are helpful for anyone — new kid or not!
What advice would you give to a new kid at school?
“Do your best and have fun.” – Holly
“Be yourself and smile.” – Becky
“Smile and be friendly.” – Kerry
“Find out about what after school or lunchtime clubs are offered, and try out any that interest you. A great way to make friends.” – Lisa
“You don’t have to like everyone, but be kind.” – @trammmmy
“Pretty much everyone else is having the same feelings as you are! You’re not alone in feeling nervous, apprehensive, awkward, excited, anxious, scared, etc!” - Vanessa
“Be yourself! Everyone that matters will embrace you for who you are.” – @canine.helper
“I would say, ‘Hello, what’s your name?’ and, 'What do you like to do in the summer?’” — Arabella
"To not be shy, and tell the teacher if something happens.” — Radha
What would you add? Share with us on Instagram, and don't forget to enter our Back-to-School Giveaway for a chance to win $150 to shop at Primary.