Be­ing around much big­ger chil­dren for the first time


“ev­ery­one is dif­fer­ent and just be­cause they are big­ger or older, it doesn’t mean they will not be friendly or want to get to know younger kids,” says Barry cooper, deputy aca­demic head at Brighton col­lege dubai. “you will find that a lot of the older stu­dents are keen to help the younger stu­dents as they have been in the same po­si­tion as them be­fore.”

Nonethe­less, in­creas­ing your child’s self-con­fi­dence can help sig­nif­i­cantly, says dr Sal­iha. “The only thing your child needs to worry about is how to stand up for them­selves if those kids should try to bother them. Teach your child as­sertive­ness skills, where they can be firm, gen­tle and kind as they ask for what they need and talk about what they do not like.”

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