Starting school presents the challenge and opportunity of making new friends for children and parents. Some adults and children find this easier than others. Parents can help by being open and friendly with other parents and children. As children settle in, you can encourage these friendships by organising playdates, when this becomes possible, with other parents. Parents with older children can be a great source of advice and information about the school. See if there could be a way for parents in the class to communicate for now such as a class WhatsApp group.