4 Ways to Get Ready to Go Back-to-School
By Virginia Laird
It is that time! Across the nation, families are preparing to head back-to-school. This can be an exciting time for all. However, some students may find the thought of a new classroom, schedule, and new teachers to be stressful. Without taking the time to prepare for the impending school year, it can become a disturbing time for your student. Health and wellness experts offer advice about how to keep your family healthy while heading back to the classroom. A few things you can do to help your student get ready to head back to the classroom, include:
- Begin the school routine
- Find the right bed time
- Shop for the first day of school clothes
- Identify what to do to de-stress after school
Begin the School Routine
With summer coming to a close it is time to begin the back-to-school routine. Research suggests those who begin keeping this schedule prior to the first day of school may have more energy the first week back than those who wait until school has begun to start. However, getting on routine (no matter when) can be beneficial for your student.
Find the Right Bedtime
Making sure your children get plenty of sleep is one of the things you can do to help them be a successful student. It is advised that the average adult should get at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. However, children require more than this. If you are unsure where you children fall on the recommendation, check this chart.
Shop for the First Day of School Clothes
Most students enjoy wearing something new on the first day of school. This is another way to get your child excited to go back. Make sure you take a few minutes to take your child shopping with you for this special outfit. Exeperts suggest this can be a great time to begin the conversation about school and can help calm any anxiety your student may have.
Identify What to Do to Help De-Stress After School
School can be a stressful place. If your child has struggled in the past with stress related to school, it is important to help them find some way to de-stress. This can be in the form of an activity, a workout class, or a host of other things. Making this a priority for you and your child can help keep your home healthy and happy.
Now is the time to put this advice into practice. May this year be an exciting one!
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