Here are 6 quick tips to help you get back on track:
1. Restart the bedtime routine: It’s hard to get up for school the first day unless you start back into a normal bedtime routine now. Remember, most kids need at least 8-10 hours of sleep.
2. Set up a place for homework: Set expectations now and get organized. Kids thrive on routine and organization. Keep TV and other distractions away from homework area.
3. Talk to your child’s teacher, school psychologist or nurse: If you have ANY concerns about your child academically, socially or medically, reach out in advance. Being proactive is always better than being reactive.
4. Prepare for sick days: Kids will inevitably get sick at the beginning of the school year as they come back together in such close quarters. Kids who have asthma often benefit from restarting their controller medications in anticipation of this. Visit your child’s doctor to discuss this or any other medical needs before school has been going very long.
5. Don’t stress: Back to school can be stressful for everyone. Try and relax and take it one day at a time. Put most of the responsibility on the student. Parents, you have already done this grade once, no need to repeat it now.