At this time where many schools are in session, kids find it difficult switching from the summer holiday enjoyment back to their normal school routine.
Starting the new school year can bring along great excitement as well as anxieties. Parents who take part in their children’s education can help calm their fears and also make a huge difference in their academic success.
The following, however, are few tips to help parents in making this experience a better one:
As you read through, consider how you can personally use this information in helping your kid, sibling, relative or even a friend to ease their back to school stress.
Get The Children To Bed On Time.
During the summer, children aren’t always on a schedule. But, proper rest is essential for a healthy and productive school year. Help your child get used to the back-to-school routine: start the transition now to earlier wake-up times and bedtimes.
Communicate With Teachers And The School.
Contact your child’s teachers at the start of the school year. Get acquainted with them and let them know you want to be an active partner in helping your student to learn and grow. Plan to keep track of your child’s subjects, homework, activities, and progress throughout the school year. And, consider serving on your local PTA or joining other parent groups that engage with and support your child’s school.
Provide For Healthy Meals.
Hungry kids can’t concentrate on learning, so good nutrition plays an important role in your child’s school performance. Studies show that children who eat healthy, balanced breakfasts and lunches do better in school. Fix nutritious meals at home, and, if you need extra help, find out if your family qualifies for any Child Nutrition Programs, like the National School Lunch Program.
Go For Medical Examination.
Take your child to the doctor, and make sure your child has health insurance coverage. It’s a good idea to take your child in for a physical and an eye exam before school starts. Most schools require up-to-date immunizations, and you may be asked to provide paperwork showing that your child has all the necessary shots and vaccines. So, check your state’s immunization requirements. And, always keep your own copies of any medical records.
Prepare A Study Area.
Set up a special place at home to do school work and homework. Remove distractions. Make it clear that education is a top priority in your family: show interest and praise your child’s work. In cases where both mother and father are working parents, it is always advisable to employ a home tutor who will come help the kids at home. A home tutor, unlike the school system, can identify your child’s learning style using strategies and techniques that help to better improve their child’s performance.
Take the pledge to read with your child for 20 minutes every day. Your example reinforces the importance of literacy, and reading lets you and your child explore new worlds of fun and adventure together.
If you want to learn more about reading and how important it is to your child’s education, read this:
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