When starting a new environment children should be excited and not afraid. Children become naturally afraid when starting daycare/preschool for the first time and here's why. They've spent most of their early lives at this point with their parents/guardians and those whom they recognize. So being separated from them is unfamiliar and out of their comfort zone. It is expected for children to have some separation anxiety, and most of the time we don't know the way they will react. It can be a bit of a scary transition for them in the beginning. Well there's little you can do to prevent this reaction, there's a lot you can do to prepare for it. How to say goodbye is a helpful bilingual children's book that helps kids and parents prepare better when starting daycare/ preschool for the very first time. This book is a great aid in easing the shock of a new environment. Helping to make this experience as easy and memorable as possible. Preparing on what to expect and make it as fun as possible for both the child and the parent.