A couple of weeks ago my child arrived at Elsen, unsure of himself, stressed, his confidence in shreds and desperately unhappy…and me as a parent even more stressed at the situation where we didn’t seem to have a solution. My husband and I went from clinical psychologists to the paediatrician and back to play therapists, trying to find out what was best for Tayden, where he would fit in and more importantly where he would be happy. Their recommendation – try Elsen. I must admit I was a bit sceptical but agreed to check it out…
We arrived at Elsen and were welcomed with open arms from day one. Tayden loved the initial Meet & Greet session and as we left he asked when he could start at Elsen. He actually got quite frustrated when I said he would need to wait because the school was closing for September holidays! I took that as a positive and we arranged our five day assessment which went well and we have been here ever since!
Our transition has been very smooth, for which we are truly grateful. We are blessed to have Mrs Kilian as his class teacher and she has been fantastic in helping Tayden fit it and settle into the routine of the school. He is waking up in the morning eager for school, proud to be dressed in his uniform, happy to be dropped and heading into school with a big smile!
(This is a major difference from where we were earlier this year let me tell you!)
I honestly cannot believe the difference that a couple of weeks can make, or that a school can make such a difference but it has for us and we are blown away by the change we are already seeing in Tayden. He is sleeping better, his confidence is slowly building and he is looking less stressed - and is even smiling again!
If this is type of transformation that happens in only a couple of weeks, we eagerly look forward to next year at Elsen as we tackle Grade 4! Thank you Elsen for everything you have done so far and the journey we will continue together in the future!