It seems as though the summer months fly by too fast and suddenly it’s time once again to head back to school. Backpacks are being packed and organized – probably for the first and last time all school year. Schedules are compared and every school sock has a pair, for now.
As a parent, we want to be sure that our students are going to have successful school years ahead, but the task of getting started can be daunting. Here are just a few ways you can help your student stick to success this school year:
- Make a date! Check your child’s calendar to see when their school is hosting an open house or figure out a good time to meet with their teacher early in the year in order to build a good relationship. Check out some of these tips for building a great relationship with your child’s teacher this school year.
- Write it down – the start of the school year can seem like the beginning of a marathon. Keep the chaos down by using a family calendar to mark down extra-curriculars, practices, field trips and breaks.
- Designate a time for homework – Getting your student to tackle homework can be a chore, so set a time in the evenings for everyone to do some homework. Sit with your child and use the time to catch up on email or to read.
- Early to bed, early to rise – The early morning wake-up call can be jolting for students who are used to summer sleep-in hours. Start getting to bed early at least a week before school starts in order to get your scholar into a healthy sleeping routine.