If your child isn’t going back to school the week before Labor Day, he or she will be starting up likely the Tuesday after.
A new school year is a time for new beginnings for your child and for the entire family. Here are a few things you might consider to start this school year off on the right track.
- Discuss what’s up this school year with your child and agree on some big objectives you can all work toward. If this is the year to learn multiplication and division, discuss this goal with your child and make sure he or she knows you’re there to support him achieve his goal.
- Make contact during the first week with your child’s teacher, and his home room parent, if there is one. By establishing a relationship early on, you can head off problems long before they develop. Don’t bug the teacher, but do volunteer to do some classroom projects early on so you get to the know the teacher, classroom, and other students.
- Help your child prepare for each day of school by keeping to a schedule that involves an early bedtime and more than enough time in the morning. A good tip for less stressful morning is to set out clothes and make lunches the night before. It’s painful to do, but a big relief in the morning.