The transition from summer to school can be difficult for many children … and their parents. Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to make it easier. KidsHealth has an article worth reading which includes the following tips:
- get enough sleep (establish a reasonable bedtime so that they’ll be well-rested and ready to learn in the morning)
- eat a healthy breakfast (kids are more alert and do better in school if they eat a good breakfast every day)
- write down the need-to-know info to help them remember all of the details, such as their locker combination, what time classes and lunch start and end, their homeroom and classroom numbers, teachers’ and/or bus driver’s names, etc.
- use a wall calendar or personal planner to record when assignments are due, tests will be given, extracurricular practices and rehearsals will be held, etc.
- have them organize and set out what they need for the school day the night before (i.e., homework and books should be put in their backpacks by the front door, and clothes should be laid out in their bedrooms)