Schools across South Africa reopen for the 2016 academic year this week and while some children may be keen to return to see their friends, others are embarking on exciting fresh starts in unfamiliar environments.
'Back to school' and other new beginnings can be a time of tremendous anxiety for many parents.
Teacher and executive coach Kitty Lamprecht advised that parents create positive perceptions of schools and educators while fostering a culture of learning at home.
Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:
No matter where they are starting, parents should make their children excited about going to school - not something they should dread.— Kitty Lamprecht, teacher and executive coach
The more positive and excited we are, the easier we learn. The brain is anticipating that it is going to grow and it wants to do that.— Kitty Lamprecht, teacher and executive coach