It’s almost that time of year again; time for the kids to go back to school.
We just had a wonderful summer with no school to stress about.
Below are some tips for the parents and kids to have a smooth transition from summer time to school time;
1. Visit the doctors
Before the school year starts, most kids are expected to show proof of immunization. Make sure to get the necessary shots and checkups for your child. The full physical and eye exam is also recommended. You want to make sure your child is healthy and doesn’t miss the first day or get other children sick.
2. Get to know the school
Pop in and check out the school your child will attend this year. You want to know the ins and outs of it to make sure your child is safe. Make sure to learn the rules of how early they can leave the house for school and how late they can show up home after school is over.
3. Get to know the teacher or teachers
If you have the time, try to make the time to meet every teacher who will be responsible of your child. Get the proper information so you can communicate with them. That way you can keep up to date with how your child is doing.
4. Create a study area
Find a great place for your child to come home to and be able to focus on school work. Whether its homework, which should be a daily habit or a place to study in general. Make sure it’s a distraction free area. This makes it clear to them, that education is top priority.
5. Schedule TV time
Unlike the summer time, now your child is back in school, so you need to make sure to schedule tv time. Not too much and not too less. Make it a family thing where everyone watches tv together, so you can question them at the end about the show/movie.
6. Go to bed on time
Due to the children not having to wake up early for school during their summer vacation, their sleep cycle is all over the place. Make sure to have them go to bed early and wake up early at least a week in advance, that way they can be trained for when school does start.
7. Eat healthy meals
Children work best when they have a full stomach as well as a healthy meal. It helps them focus and concentrate better in school.
If you or anyone you know needs help with funding for meals for their children, check out programs like the National School Lunch Program.
We hope these tips will help you transition to a new school year smoothly!
If you have any tips for other parents, comment below!
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