A new academic session is right around the corner. Are you worried about how your child will adjust to the new syllabus or maybe make friends at a new school? Starting a new school year can be stressful for both students and parents.
Here are five tips that will help prepare you and your kids for school resumption:
1. Find out as much as you can about the school
Whether your child is returning to the same school or starting at a new one, it’s always a good idea to get all the information on any changes at the school. You need to find out if there are new policies and rules so you can help them adjust to any such changes.
2. Reestablish a school routine before the resumption
The holidays are a window of opportunity for children to run amok. It’s the season of late-night TV watching and excessive social media use. A few weeks before school starts, you should begin to break those holiday habits; make your kids go to sleep earlier and cut back on gadgets use.
3. Make sure your child is familiar with the school
If they attended the same school last year, great! You will only need to talk about policy changes and adjusting to a new curriculum. If they are attending a new school, however, then you may want to take some trips there to help them get familiarized with the new environment.
4. Let your child assist with getting school supplies
It’s important to listen to children and make sure they know their opinions are valid. So, when shopping for school supplies, bring the kids along, listen to their opinions and ideas. They need to know they can talk to you without being shut down and it also makes for a good bonding experience.
5. Take advantage of any orientation opportunities.
Many schools let new students come to school for an orientation session before school begins proper. If the school doesn’t have such a program, ask if you and your child could come by to meet and discuss with the teacher or principal. This is especially important if it’s a new school.
Resuming a new school year doesn’t have to be a dreaded exercise. Follow the simple tips above to help ease your kids into a new academic session (and put your mind at rest).
Remember, it’s important to follow their progress closely and be ready to provide assistance when needed; this will encourage both academic and social progress.
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We wish the kids a wonderful school year ahead!