It’s back-to-school season again, and after a break, parents and children alike return to the routine of the school year. This means new sleep patterns, lots of incentives, homework to do, etc. It will take some getting used to, but with these tips, children and parents will quickly adjust to their new rhythm of life!
1) Talk To Your Child
If your child does not want to go to school, encourage him or her to share his or her concerns. However, you do not necessarily need to focus on their fears. Take this opportunity to remind them of the familiar routine. If you feel it is necessary, you can confide your worries to them at that time.
2) Adjust Their Sleep Patterns
Proper preparation for school includes resuming sleep habits a few days before the first day of school. This way, children can better adjust to their new rhythm and start the new school year more relaxed.
3) Adjust the Back Seat of the Car
Arrange the back seat of the car smartly. Keep tissues and cleaning wipes on hand for minor problems. Keep snacks in the car to handle a little hunger. Also, keep a fun book in the back seat to keep your child entertained on the way to school. That way, the ride to school will be perfectly zen!
4) Spend Time Together After School
Maybe your child will come straight to you after the first day of school to tell you all about it. Encourage them to share things. Going for a walk or cooking together can make this storytime.
5) Back-to-School Safety
Be prepared and have a safe trip back to school. Minor accidents are unavoidable, even with careful preparation. A minor collision with a bicycle or scooter or an unseen neighbor’s car can happen sooner than expected. These little accidents are annoying, as they often come at a high cost. Choose a family insurance that covers the whole family. This way, you will be compensated for any damage caused by you or your children to third parties.
6) Remind Your Children To Have Fun
The start of a new school year comes more than with just homework and fun. It may be a good idea to remind your child of events they are looking forward to. Resuming a hobby, reconnecting with a classmate, or stopping by their favorite ice cream shop.
7) Prepare as Much in Advance as Possible
You need to be well prepared with clothes, lunch, school supplies, etc. Having the children’s clothing ready the day before will save valuable time in the morning. Check the weather forecast as well for the day.
Also, purchase enough school supplies in advance, including notebooks, ballpoint pens, highlighters, folders, etc. That way, you won’t have to deal with them during the school day.
Finally, prepare lunch the day before. This is again less stressful in the morning. Use leftovers from dinner, prepare a sandwich, or pack a healthy salad in your lunch box.
8) Share the Experience
Are you a little nervous too? Talk to a friend, practice mindfulness and breathing exercises. Share experiences related to stress at work or other difficult situations. These tips can also be helpful for your children.
9) Create a Study Board
Can’t set up a separate room for schoolwork at home? Then design all blackboards specifically for the school. Such blackboards can easily be moved to other rooms. Make them out of cardboard and decorate them with your children. The blackboard symbolizes homework and class time. At the same time, it creates a calm, curious atmosphere without visual distractions.
Let us know if these few tips have helped you in the comments below!