Summer is over and this means that it’s back-to-school again. Your kids might still want to savor their long vacation, but they will be forced to confront the grueling reality that they will have to hit the books once more.
Have you got your children prepared for what lies ahead of them, or are you still bombarded with the school dilemma of whether they’ll “survive” or not this school year? Here are simple ways in helping your kids learn and enjoy in school.
- Make sure they get enough sleep. See to it that preschoolers get the right amount of sleep for quick physical and mental development. While young adults are encouraged to have at least eight hours of sleep, kids below seven years old are advised to have ten hours.
- Give them a hearty breakfast. Introduce your kids to the value of eating healthy at an early age. Let them eat fruits and vegetables by mixing them with their favorite meals to give them enough endurance for the day.
- Mark the calendar. Since it will be their first day in school, don’t let them miss this important moment in their life by making it a red letter day so that they won’t be absent or late.
- Pick a quiet place where they can do their homework. This will allow the children to concentrate on their assignments and avoid any distractions.
- Enroll them in a tutorial class. If children are struggling in any particular subject, they may need a tutor to catch up on lessons and develop study habits and mental skills.
- Talk to the teachers. Ask the teachers for the evaluation of the kids’ academic performances so that you may know how to help them to excel in the classroom.
For high school students:
- Keep track of medical and dental records. Ask the school’s doctor or your family doctor to conduct a physical examination to determine any health problems that may affect the student’s school performance.
- Talk to the guidance counselor. In their teenage years, they may usually suffer from first-day jitters, peer pressure, teenage angst, and other social issues brought by certain changes. It’s important that you ask help from a professional to avoid and address such problems.
- Use time management methods. Set a specific time for watching TV and doing homework so that students will not cram. It’s important for them to learn and get good grades. Aside from intellectual learning, they must also learn how to be physically, emotionally, and socially smart against new challenges.
It’s important that you, the parents, are the first ones to be prepared for the formal learning of your children. Investing your time, money, and energy are all worth it to provide a brighter future for your children. You shouldn't only help them in learning to enjoy school activities, but also give them the preparation, motivation, and confidence to deal with greater challenges in real life.