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The transition from summer to school could be a challenging process if not properly planned. The change in routine for both the parent and children is a consuming process. It’s upon the parent to design a proper formula for the children to follow to make the imminent changes easier to bear. Here are a few proven techniques a parent can follow to make the back to school process as smooth as possible.
Find Out About the School
Find out about your kids’ school, ensure they are ready. During this period, you can decide whether your kids will be attending the same school or you have to find them a new one. Ensure you know the school leadership and some of its staff members. This way, you will know where to go or who to talk to when you have a problem.
Adjust Schedule in the Last few Weeks of the Summer
The last few weeks before school resumes are the most important for getting back to the rhythm. The last week before school opens is when you need to start making all the changes. You need to get back to the right sleeping routines…make sure everyone sleeps and wakes up early. This way, it will be easier for both you and the kids to adjust when school finally opens.
Secondly, there is a need for you to adjust the eating schedule. During summer, meals like breakfast are taken late because children sometimes sleep into the morning. To make sure this is not a problem, change the eating routine. Adopt a school-friendly eating schedule, one that will accommodate you and the children when school finally reopens.
Purchase What Is Required
Back to school comes with new and existing demands from the children and schools. The school has a set of resources they require from all the learners. As a parent, make sure you know about these resources in time. Talk to your children, confirm with the school, plan early and then buy them.
By buying these resources early, you help avoid the last-minute rush that comes with going back to school. It ensures you and your kids are ready for the new session.
Involve the Kids
Make sure your kids understand what is expected of them by you. Keep them informed about their routines. Let them know why they need to follow them. With this information, they will find it easy to adjust to school reopening.
As a parent, most responsibilities fall to you. Being organized will be a big plus for you. You can never be too prepared, keep yourself ready and flexible at all times. Have a plan, follow it and all will go well.