Prepare your Kids back to School
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Confucius once said, "Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be a failure." This quotation is what every parent should think about when Christmas or summer vacation is near its end.
Getting the kids ready for school after the long summer or Christmas break can prove to be a hassle. The transition can either be smooth or bumpy, depending on your kids' frame of mind during the vacation. Part of the success in getting your kids ready for school is the accomplishment of coaching them on the things that will need to do. You should remind them how nice it will be to see classmates and friends at school after the long vacation. In this article you will learn tips and tricks that will help you make the transition back to school as smooth as possible, without stressing you or your kids out.
How To Prepare Your Kids For School
It's important to understand that all kids experience some sort of hesitation or apprehension when they are faced with going back to school. They may not be ready to go back just yet because they want to savor the stress-free feeling of the holidays.
- 1Remind your child at least a week before the date that they will return to school.Advertisement
- 2Kids often have different feelings toward going back to school after a long vacation. Some kids give the impression that they are excited, but are actually just trying to hide their anxiety. If they are excited to go back to school, talk to them about what they are looking forward to, especially if you don't see such excitement during the vacation. The first few weeks are the most critical, so be available for them to talk to, and sensitive to your kids' temperament before and after the first day of school.Talk to your child about how they are feeling about going back to school.Advertisement
- 3Attend the school's invitation for an open house.
- 5Assure them that feeling anxiety about going back to school after a long vacation is normal - that other kids may also be experiencing the same feelings. If feasible, have him and a classmate go to class together during the first few days of school. By doing so, both kids will feel more confident about themselves.Provide encouragement and reassure your child if they feel anxious about returning to school.
- 6Depending on the age of your child, it will be great to leave encouraging notes.
- I love you!
- I think you're wonderful!
- Don't ever forget how amazing you are!
- You are so loved!
- Let's do something special this weekend - just the two of us.
- 7Assure your child that you will always be there to support him.
- 8This will not only help your kid get through school more easily; it will also help his interpersonal communication skills. Relating to other people is one of the skills that cannot be acquired without letting the child be on his own with other children.Allow your kid to mingle and socialize with other kids.
- 9Allow your child to ride the bus if you think he can take care of himself.
- 10Knowledge of the school organization or club that your child joins will not only help you prepare for his needs, but it will also bring you peace of mind in case he calls and tells you he has to stay longer at school. Information about the school's club will also provide you with a better perspective of your child's interests. Some of the choices your child makes might be a pleasant surprise for you.
- 12Provide guidance and support, even if your child knows how to pick his or her own clothes for school.
- 1During summer and holiday vacations, children will tend to go to bed late and wake up late. Their body clock may have gotten used to waking up late, so if you don't try to modify this, it will likely pose a problem when school season starts.Try to modify your child's body clock by imposing a new schedule for sleeping, starting at least a week before school begins.Advertisement
- 2Make sure that their nights out are scheduled in such a way that it does not interfere with school days. If your children are fond of online games, program the computer so that they can have access to games only at the agreed times.Impose guidelines on online games and when going out with friends.
- 3This should be conducive to working on assignments as well as a comfortable environment where they'll be happy to work on homework.Prepare your kid's study area.
- 4There are kids who forget to eat when they are studying, while others enjoy it while studying. Make sure that there are always healthy snacks available for them to dig into when hunger strikes.Make sure you prepare healthy and interesting snacks in and out of school.Advertisement
If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.
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