One item to ease kids’ separation fears

Enzo received his bracelets in a basket of other “First Day of School” goodies to include a board to fill out for every first day of school, a dragon to remind him to be brave, a “big boy” puzzle because he can do hard things, a “Class of” shirt that I’ll photograph him in every year so we can watch him grow, and a new book.

Little ones starting school is bittersweet to say the least, and as my little guy starts preschool (today actually!), I wanted to get him something to help him feel better about being away from me (something he’s never had a chance to get used to and something he currently gets teary-eyed about), and so he will have a physical reminder that no matter where I am or he is, we are always connected in our hearts.

I have linked the exact items I got (and I found them for a great price too), but I know there’s tons of companies selling similar pieces so find what speaks to you! That being said, read the card that comes with it carefully because I noticed quite a few companies with particularly terrible spelling and grammatical errors. I purchased E and I these simple black bracelets with a gold heart from Etsy. The card they come with reads:

First Day of *Preschool

Here are two bracelets, one big and one small for your first day of school. I’ll wear the big one and I’ll think of you. The small one is yours, so you’ll think of me too. Wear it to school while you work and you play, to have my heart with you while you’re away.

*You can choose whichever year your child is going into or even just “Back to School.”

Additionally, you get to choose the color of bracelets plus the number of kids and adults. Currently, the bracelets are marked 40% off so they’re definitely a steal. But truthfully, I’d pay more just to know that E and I will wear something that gives us — errr, I mean him haha — a sense a comfort while he starts this new exciting chapter and gains more independence! 🙂

P.S. If your child already started school but is still having a hard time with the separation, I think these bracelets would be a wonderful surprise at any time in the first month or so!

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