On the first day: Take extra time in the morning to be there for your child. Have a nice breakfast together and pack something special in their lunch. If your child is very young, be prepared for the tears that might come when you drop them off. If they are older, be prepared to hear “I’m fine!” At the end of first day, give them a moment to relax and unwind before barraging them with questions. Simple questions like asking them who they sat with at lunch, if they like their teacher and if they met any new friends will get the conversation going and give you insight into their overall feelings.