Returning to school after the Summer Vacation is not a happy moment for a child. Throughout the holidays, he had a lot of fun with friends and family, and now after the completion of the holidays, going back to school with the pressure of school routines, examinations, projects, etc. does not seem good to anyone. Moreover, it is not good to start a new day of the school with a groaning face, therefore, you should prepare your child for back to school happily and excitingly.
How to Prepare your Child for Back to School?
Restore your child’s previous routine before the vacation ends
During the vacations, sleeping till late is a norm for every child. But as the school re-opening date starts approaching, get your child back to his normal school routine. Start following the previous routine from 10 days ahead. Ask your child to go to bed on time and get up early in the morning. This practice will keep him habitual and will be less resistant on his school’s re-opening day.
Teach few personal preparation skills
Help your child to understand how he can organize and prepare himself for school. Teach him how to get dress up quickly, how he can pack his school bag, etc. All these preparations will help him to be independent and organized. Moreover, it will help you as well when you are getting late.
Spend some time with your child to review their homework
It does not matter if you were good at studies or not, but at least you can spend some time with your child so that he can revise his lessons and if any, you can help him to complete his holiday homework. It will help in bringing your child back to the school curriculum easily.
Check out the missing school supplies
As the re-opening day of the school approaches, it is good to check the needed school supplies. For example, check that is there school stationary item needed, or any other stationery item for crafting purpose, etc. Always make sure that your child is having sufficient school stationery items at home, so that you need not have to run for it at the last moment.
Let your child have a sound sleep a night before his school reopens
It happens with most of the kids that due to the nervousness of going back to school after a good and long vacation, they deprive of sleep a night before the school reopens. Hence, the next day starts with drowsiness and dullness. And thereby resulting in the lack of concentration in class. Hence, let your child sleep peacefully at night without carrying the baggage of nervousness in his mind.
Help your child to maintain this routine through consistency
Always remember that consistency is a key to the success. If your child maintains this consistency in following his daily routine, he will surely be successful in making each passing day easier and comfortable. Otherwise, he may get lots of stress.
Talk to your child daily
Initial days of the after the vacation can be tiresome and hectic. Therefore, to ease out your child’s stress it is good to ask him how his day was spent. This will help him release his stress level and tiredness in a healthy manner. Moreover, a healthy conversation between parents and children boosts up the child’s confidence.
Help your child to adjust in an adverse situation
There can be someday when your scheduled routine may get disturbed. After all, every situation may not be the same always. So here for this situation always make your child prepared beforehand. These adverse situations can be like you are unable to reach on time to drop your child to the bus stop, or you are not well physically and unable to prepare tiffin for your child, etc. Therefore, for these unexpected situations let your child be prepared so that this may not hamper his day in school.
Guest Post written by Akansha Bansal:
Lives with a notion “SIMPLE LIVING, HIGH THINKING” and have an optimistic approach towards life. Always eager to learn new things. She is founder of a Parenting website called Budding Star.