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"Ready, Set, Learn: How to Help Your Kids Transition Back to School with Ease"

It's that time of the year again - children are going back to school after a long-deserved break. While some students may feel excited to reunite with their friends and teachers, others may feel anxious about the new school year and some (a lot) of teenagers want to stay on holidays.

As a parent or guardian, you play a crucial role in helping your child transition back to school smoothly whether they are entering Prep or starting high school, each grade is essential. One of the most important things you can do is to establish a routine. This includes setting a regular bedtime and wake-up time, as well as planning out a daily schedule that includes time for homework, play, and rest. I know my 10 year old girl writes herself a list and ticks it off every morning (she has obviously been watching me hahaha)

Having a routine can help your child feel more organized and in control, which can reduce anxiety and stress. Another helpful tip is to prepare your child for the changes that come with going back to school and create conversations around this. Dinner time every night is a perfect time for this and creates conversation around the table for all ages.

This could mean visiting the school beforehand to get familiar with the layout, meeting with their new teacher, or talking through any concerns they may have. By acknowledging and addressing your child's worries, you can help them feel more confident and prepared for the school year ahead. It's also important to make sure your child has the necessary supplies and materials for school. This may include backpacks, notebooks, pens, and other supplies specific to their grade level. By ensuring that your child has what they need, you can help them feel more prepared and focused in the classroom.

Finally, encourage your child to stay connected with their peers and teachers. Building positive relationships with classmates and teachers can help your child feel more supported and engaged in the school community. This could mean setting up playdates with classmates or attending school events and activities.

I am a Mum to a 17 year old boy who is going into his second year electrical apprenticeship, 15 year old girl entering grade 10 and a 10 year old girl entering grade 5. So life gets busy and the mornings can get hectic especially when everyone wants to use the bathroom at the same time hahaha. So being organized is a number 1 tip to making sure things run smoothly before the school run.

In summary, going back to school can be a challenging time for both parents and children. However, by establishing routines, preparing for changes, providing necessary supplies, and encouraging social connections, you can help your child transition back to school with confidence and ease.

Comment on this Blog and let me know your routine that works for you?

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