With the new school year quickly approaching, the rush of back-to-school shopping is upon us.
In addition to the new clothes, school supplies and other physical items your child needs, it is also important that your child is emotionally and mentally prepared for the first day of class.
The following three tips will allow you to help your child feel more prepared for the first day of school
1. Talk to your child about their schedule
For some children, the summer months are filled with sleeping in, long days and staying up late at night. In order to help your child be ready and awake the first day of school, it is important that you help your child get on the right schedule.
2. Visit the school with your child
A majority of schools will host a meet-and-greet event before the school year begins. Attending this event will allow your child to meet their teacher, see their classroom and make a friend before the first day of school. If nothing else, this will help your child feel more comfortable in class the first day.
3. Talk to your child about their feelings
If your child is nervous about the first day of school, they are not alone. Talk to your child about their concerns, and let them know that it is OK to be nervous. You can reassure your child by sharing your own experiences, by describing how fun school can be and by explaining that if any problems arise, you will be there to help.
With another school year beginning, it is important that parents do not lose focus on their child. School supplies are important, but your child’s well-being is of greater value.
With your help, your child will be prepared for the first day of another successful school year.
This article is provided by the team at Idaho Falls Pediatrics, pediatricians you can trust.