‘Parents are the safe base from which children can move out to explore the world, to learn and grow and become socially confident, responsible young people.’

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Families always have so many questions when their children are starting school. Your child’s first year at school: Essential tips for parents and carers offers over 60 pages of practical and useful everyday advice to help parents and new students handle a year of changes and challenges. Written by experienced parenting experts Jenni Connor and Pam Linke, and endorsed by the Australian Primary Principals Association, Your child’s first year at school: Essential tips for parents and carers is a great new book for parents with children starting school.

This new edition not only provides a wealth of practical ideas, but also deeper information based on research into young children’s learning. It explains what children will be learning and why, and how parents can help.

Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and over 125 000 copies have been sold. This is what some parents had to say about the Your child’s first your at school:

‘It was fabulous. The chapters were clear, concise and contain practical information. A perfect resource for new parents.’
Felicity Molineux
Primary school teacher and mother of 3, NSW

‘This book provides a very comprehensive source of relevant information … it supports parenting strategies we already employ and reminds us of others that will help our children and our relationships with them.’

‘It is simple to understand and extremely realistic. Very good suggestions, also. I have read many books and this has covered all topics that are important to parents and children starting school.’
Lindsey Panizza
Mother of 2, WA

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