After weeks of school holidays and playing, it can be challenging for children to go back to school.
In fact, at back to school time children may feel: -stressed or anxious.
-excited about seeing friends again.
-enthused about getting new stationery or covering books.
-sad or upset that holidays are now over.
-pressured by what their teacher, parents or friends expect of them.
-physically sick with stress, including headaches or migraines.
-concerned about work load and keeping up with school work and curriculum.
To help you and your child prepare for the new school year, all you need is a little organization and forethought. Here are 10 back to school tips to kick-start the new year and get you prepared for a fresh start.
1. Get back into your sleep routine
2. Shop for school supplies together.
3. Re-establish school routines.
4. Set up a homework station.
5. Prepare for the unexpected.
6. Make an after-school game plan.
7. Turn off the TV and video games.
8. Review school material and information.
9. Get organized.
10. Get your child’s yearly checkup.
Children of all ages have different experiences of going back to school, and parents should tune in to work out how their children are coping and what they are feeling.
Building your child’s sense of resilience can be one way to help them tackle any back to school challenges.