Mum's The Word event will discuss managing anxieties and worries about returning to school after coronavirus
Are you a parent already thinking about September's return to school?
With so many children and teenagers having not set foot in a classroom since March, two mums from Kent are hoping to help families gather all the tools they need for a calm and confident return to routine.
Laura Swann and Natalie Mcilveen launched events company Mum's the Word back in 2016 and have since then organised meet-ups, supper clubs, talks and parties across Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London with a family or parenting focus.
And next week the pair from Tunbridge Wells are hosting an event for parents on how to help children return return to school in September in a calm and confident way to help families make the transition as smooth and positive as possible.
The event takes place on Wednesday, August 5 at 8pm over Zoom.
Focussing on pre-school and primary aged children they will be joined by a panel of experts who will talk about children's emotions, tapping into confidence as well as more practical advice about preparing for that all-important first day back.
Those on the panel include NHS GP Dr Radha who is the resident expert for Radio 1's Life Hacks and presented the CBeebies show Feeling Better, which highlighted the importance of young children talking about their emotions.
Assistant headteacher and behaviour management expert Nikki Cunningham-Smith will also be sharing her practical advice about how parents can best prepare children for going back to school whilst children's coach and speak Natalie Costa will also be on hand to discuss calming worries and confidence boosts.
Alongside the talks by panel members will be a question and answer session.
Tickets to the online event cost £5, plus a booking fee, with all ticket sales going to charity partner Show Racism The Red Card.
Those joining will also be given a discount code for 20% off Kickers school shoes as part of the ticket price with one lucky ticket holder also winning a Kickers Happy Hamper.