Thursday, August 20, 2015

Back-to-school: Tips for parents

Disclosure: This is a guest post. 

If your child is enjoying his/her holidays, let them know it is school time.However, don’t simply say it out loud and spoil their mood. Instead, carry out activities that remind them that it is school time.

Listed below are some of the ways in which you can make the move look smooth. Read it carefully!

Move around the school
When on a drive with your children, you should try to modify your route to make sure that your children recognize their school and are reminded that they will be in school in a couple of days.

Note: When around the school, if your children do not notice it, don’t stress on it.

Let them play with their friends 

While playing with friends, children often discuss topics related to their school. So, it is a good idea to let your kids play with their friends and spend a decent chunk of their day with their friends.

This way, your kids will be happy about your decision, and you will still manage to remind them of their school. While reminding them about school, you will slowly get them out of their holiday mood.

Set a schedule for them 

Setting a schedule will help. For example, if you ask them to go to bed early so that they can get up early and enjoy morning activities, you will not find it troublesome to wake them up for school. They will be in the habit of sleeping and waking up early.

Shop with them 

While shopping takes them along and move to the back-to-school section. This is a swift move that will help your kids keep an eye on the back-to-school supplies and include school related topics in their conversation.

However, if you love shopping at online stores, you should start scrolling and look for the back-to-school section and let your kids notice it. If they notice it, they will be interested and will ask for things they want for school.

Note: If you want, you should start with stores like BackCountry.com and get them interested in checking out the exclusive headwear, eyewear, and related accessories and slowly get them interested in the back-to-school shopping zone. Either way, if you want to save money, you should look for coupons. So, hunt for BackCountry.com online store coupons from Chameleon John’s Coupon lists before shopping and you will save money while shopping for your children.

Ask them about their school plans

Well, don’t simply remind them of their school, but ask them about their school plans and how are they planning to take things forward. Ask them about extracurricular activities they are planning to participate in school.

In this case, make sure that you keep the conversation exciting and not just related to studies so that your kids can be more interactive and give you a positive response.

Last minute drilling is bad because it is like pulling someone out of their comfort zone, all of a sudden. This will lead to sickness and irritation. So, it is advisable to avoid choosing this route.

 

3 comments:

Dagmar Lesher said...

I never realized how important a set schedule was!! This is exactly what my son needs! A set time for everything!! Thanks for the awesome tips

Julie Wood said...

These are very important tips that I think are very helpful with back to school. I always have a set schedule for sleeping and getting their homework done. Also playing with their friends is so important!

LauraJJ said...

Oh these are all such great ideas! Carter was so scared to start kindergarten this year! He is going great and loving it! We still talk alot when he gets home about his day...what is coming up in the next week...and what activities he might like to do after school!