Transitioning Back to School: Parenting Tips for a good school year
|Make it a good school year.|
They also are staring a new schedule at home. Summer is over and it is back to getting on a schedule.
Here are some tips for the first week of school transition for parents:
- Clear your own schedule. To the extent possible, postpone business trips, volunteer meetings, and extra projects. You want to be free to help your child acclimate to the school routine and overcome the confusion or anxiety that many children experience at the start of a new school year.
- Make lunches the night before school. Older children should help or make their own. Give them the option to buy lunch in school if they prefer and finances permit.
- Set alarm clocks. Have school-age children set their own alarm clocks to get up in the morning. Praise them for prompt response to morning schedules and bus pickups.