With school starting very soon for many kids, it might be time for you and your family to start thinking about what you can start doing now to help prepare your kids for a fun and successful school year. To get you off on the right foot, here are three ways to start preparing your kids for the upcoming school year starting today.
Start Getting Them Healthy Now
In the last few years, taking steps to ensure your kids are healthy has been more important than ever. And because there are things you can do now to help your kids fight off colds and spend more time in school during the school year, you should begin taking these steps as soon as possible.
As part of this, you should start now to get your kids going to bed earlier so that they can get enough sleep before school starts. Getting adequate rest for their bodies can help them stay healthy and be ready to fight off illness that will inevitably come once they go back to school. Additionally, getting back onto a healthier diet and away from summer popsicles and ice cream can help prime their bodies to do an even better job keeping them healthy. And for areas where the pandemic is still a concern, make sure you speak with your child about how to prevent illness when they return to school.
Begin Giving Them More Responsibilities
Now that your child is going to be starting a higher grade in school, it may be a good time to help them prepare for this further responsibility by giving them a few more responsibilities at home as well. While these things don’t have to be big changes, having more responsibilities at home can help them learn that they are growing and maturing and capable of taking on more.
To pick the right responsibility to add, consider what new thing that can do that would make everyone’s lives easier as the new school year starts, like picking out their own clothes the night before or preparing their own breakfast or lunch.
Talk About Goal Setting And Meeting Challenges Together
Starting a new school year can be an intimidating experience for many kids. So to help your child feel like you’re on the same team, consider sitting down with them and talking about what challenges they may face and how they can overcome those issues. If they’re worried about academics, consider lining up a tutor that you can call on when things get overwhelming for them. You can also help them set goals now that will allow them to stay ahead of the curve and make healthy habits for a successful school year.
If your child will be starting a new school year in the next few weeks, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you start now in preparing for this big event.