Summer is always a blast but heading back to school can be too! Here are some tips and suggestions to help your child have the best start to the new school year!
Mental Preparations: Are your kids’ thinking caps on? Sometimes it seems like kids turn their brains off during summer vacation. Find fun books and TV shows that also require some thinking for them to read and watch. Keep your kids engaged and at least open to possibility of learning. That way it won’t be such a shock when they head back this fall.
Emotional Preparations: Some kids unfortunately hate school and will resist returning as much as possible. Keeping summer relaxed may be a cure for that. If your kid is moving too fast and doing too many activities they may be missing out on much needed relaxation. A relaxed student is a better student. Summer should be about recharging for next year, not building stress and exhaustion. If your kids move too fast they won’t get that chance to recharge and will not want to go back to school to do work.
Physical Preparations: Schools are germ factories, so make sure your child is as healthy as possible before sending them back into battle against the world of sneezing, coughing, and fevers. Make sure your kid is getting a good amount of sleep, especially high school students, who might not get the opportunity to sleep this much during the year. For older kids, try to have them implement an exercise regiment or routine before school starts because once it does it will be harder to put one in place.
The best student is mentally, emotionally, and physically prepared for school. The year will be long and arduous but the right preparation can help make it easier.