It’s that time of the year once again! The time when kids and parents alike get ready to go back to school. Everyone is excited about the new school year, yet they can also dread the first few weeks and how hard the transition from summer to school can be.
After relaxing all summer and having a much more laid back schedule, it can be hard to start a new routine for everyone. But it’s important that you make the transition easy for you and your child.
If you have a child or children that are heading going back to school soon, here are some tips that can help you out!
Back To School Tips For Parents
Over the summer months, routines tend to get lax and everyone settles into a less rigid schedule than what is needed when school is in session. This is why it’s important to have a family meeting before school starts with everyone in your household.
During the meeting, you can discuss the schedules that your kids will need to follow. You also need to remind them of the rules and any curfews that may apply to school days and nights. This way, your children will be reminded, prepared, and able to follow the rules once again.
Your kids have probably gotten into the habit of going to sleep later and sleeping later in the morning over the summer break.
But now that they’re heading back to school, it’s important to ease them back in to the school night bedtimes rather than doing it all at once adding unnecessary stress for everyone.
Apart from being able to get enough sleep, making sure they adhere to a set bedtime on school nights can help eradicate stressful school mornings.
Before school starts, make sure that you and your kids are back to the usual school sleep routine for at least a week or so. This will help make the transition easier.
If your child is attending a new school, it’s important that you give your child all the information they will need to make the transition less stressful.
Let your child know what changes they can expect so that they are prepared for what’s ahead.
Set up a section in your home where your child can do their homework when they come home from school.
When choosing this area in your home, make sure that it is well-lighted yet away from distractions.
You can even set up a study corner in the kitchen so you can provide any homework help while you prepare dinner.
Make this area inviting and cozy, yet free from anything that could disturb their concentration on the task at hand.
If you need some ideas, be sure to read these 20 Hacks for an Organized Homework Station!
Before school starts, make sure that you remind them of the rules in your household regarding the usage of devices.
You can allot a certain time of day when your child can use their devices, preferably when all homework has been completed and checked.
Just taking the time to prepare your kids ahead of the new school year can reduce stress for them as well as for you. Making these changes before school starts will ease them into it all as everyone is readjusting to the new schedules and routines.