This week children return to school! Boys and girls are excited to see their friends, use their new notebooks, and meet their teachers. But returning to school routine, waking up early, doing homework – all of this can become quite stressful. What can we do, as parents, to help facilitate their return to school?
- Go to sleep early. Both parents and children need at least 8 hours of sleep in order to wake up in a good mood and with energy. During vacations, you probably used this time to sleep in and wake up a bit later than usual. However, it is important we start getting used to our old sleeping schedule, and wake up eager to learn!
- Create a “family calendar”. A family calendar is a creative way of jotting down each family member’s tasks and activities. The purpose of the family calendar is to maintain an organized register and to avoid forgetting our tasks. The result will be a relaxed atmosphere at home, free of stress and confusion. This, in turn, will help facilitate our children’s return to school.
- Eat dinner together, as a family. We all probably live a busy life, filled with activities. Because of this, it is important to take the time to sit down and eat dinner as a family. It is important to talk about our day, and listen and share our experiences. This helps create a empathetic, aware, and united relationship. Children experience and observe so much at school, and what better way to share these experiences than to eat dinner together, as a family!
- Create goals. A great way for beginning the new school year is to create personal goals. This can include getting good grades, help cleaning the house, watching less television, etc. Get creative! Creating goals is a great way to allow children to be motivated for their return to school, eager to learn.
- Develop positive learning habits. A good student has good studying habits. To achieve this, it is recommended that boys and girls adopt a “homework schedule”. This way, they wont leave doing their homework until the end of the day, when they are most tired. It is also recommended that we create an ideal space for doing homework, a space free of distractions. This means turning off the television, having good lighting, a chair and a desk or table. By adopting these habits, we can facilitate our children’s homework process.
Begin the school year with these #PequeTips and we assure you’ll have an excellent back-to-school! In Pequeñ@s Ciudadan@s we commit ourselves to help boys and girls get the best personal development possible. We invite you to read the rest of our articles, which you can find in: