Summer is over and it’s time to go back to school. This time can be stressful for many families as they all try to adapt to new routines. You can reduce this stress and establish some guidelines by sitting down with your children for a family talk.
Here are some important things to discuss with your children before they go back to school this autumn.
1. School bus safety – It is important to talk to your child about what you expect him or her to do while they are at the bus stop or in the school bus.
2nd classroom behavior – Let your child know what kind of behavior you expect from him or her at school. All teachers expect different things from each child, remind your child to be respectful of others at all times. I think this is a good time to raise the issue of bullying with your child. Let them know how they can tell their school officials and tell you if they know about children being bullied or bullied.
3 Homework and grades – If you expect your children to follow a homework routine, now is the time to describe that routine with them. I found it helpful to let our daughter know in advance what the consequences would be if she did not do her homework on time or if she received unacceptable grades.
4. foreign danger – your child comes into contact with many people when he or she participates in school activities or lessons. It is important to take with him or her all the safety precautions they need to know in order to protect themselves from foreign hazards.
5 Family Emergency – When our daughter was young, we gave her a new family password every few months. If a family emergency occurs and we had to send someone to school to pick her up, he would have to give her the secret family password before she would even leave the school office with that particular person. Even if your child knows the person picking him up, it is important that that person provides your child with the secret family password.
Returning to school does not have to be a stressful time for you and your family. Take the time for your busy schedule and communicate with your children about what you expect from them this school year. It is important to be flexible and have an open door policy regarding communication.