The day of going back to school has arrived, and it is time to resume obligations and old routines after the break of the Christmas holidays.
At Gresol International-American School, we are ready for the return of all students to school. So we want to share some tips that we believe are necessary to face the return to school in the most optimal way, depending on your children’s age.
For the little ones:
During the holidays, children tend to have a flexible schedule to go to sleep, to eat, etc. It is advisable to start establishing similar school routine days before the start of classes so that the child gets used to a new rhythm.
Convey an optimistic attitude
Explain to your sons and daughters all the benefits of going back to school: to see their classmates, teachers, play with friends, etc. If you convey an optimistic view of the back, they will accept the new routines with a better attitude.
Accompany them on their return
An excellent way to make them not feel lonely is to prepare with them all the material that they will need during, for example, the first week of the trimester. In this way, they will understand that you are involved and support them. Convey happiness during the school’s journey and, above all, do not prolong the farewell more than necessary, avoiding unnecessary dramas at the school door so that the child does not feel unprotected or insecure.
Negotiate the rules and regulations
Such as the time of use of the internet, the console, the mobile, etc. It is possible that during the holidays, boys and girls have enjoyed greater freedom and that they have used their time and leisure activities with more relaxed control. With the beginning of classes, we must transmit the return of the rules and routines which they must carry out during the school schedule.
Plan the return together
As an excuse to help them with the first week back at the school, we can know their workload to organize the tasks to do at home. This planning can be used by the whole family and throughout the course to understand the work routines of all the family members, and in this way, promote an excellent family environment where each component has its obligations marked.
Respecting their privacy
Teenagers are very jealous of their private life and their space. When we start the institute again, we must allow them space and let them begin to share their feelings. We must not badger them with unnecessary questions that can cause them to close down more in their world.