The good news is that your child was promoted to the next upcoming grade level. The bad news is that you are now second guessing yourself if your child is indeed ready for the approaching school year that begins in only a couple weeks. Maybe the kid struggled a bit with certain subjects or behavior last school year that now has you wondering what the results will be during these next nine months. Below are a few tips in ensuring that both you and your child are prepared for the new school year.
If you think your child may possibly need a bit of tutoring this school year, don’t wait until the last moment. It is always best to err on the safe side and set up tutoring now before school even begins. Get them back in the process of learning before the rest of the class. It does happen frequently that parents tutoring their children just does not turn out well. There is a certain frustration level on both sides that can be quick to erupt. Let iAchieve take over the tutoring and avoid the unneeded arguments at home.
Setting Schedules Now
There is a good chance that you have let bedtime become later and later during the summer for your kids. It is only natural for the kids to stay up later when there is no school for three months straight. But with school coming quickly upon us, you should probably set a strict suitable school bedtime for them about a week before the school year begins. This will give them a chance to get acclimated to it.
While you are busy making schedules, work on a homework schedule and a morning schedule as well. Having these in place now before the mayhem begins will give your kids enough forewarning to prepare for it. Setting it in stone will make them realize there is no chance of negotiation.
Students’ behaviors seem to be getting worse in many school districts across the globe. Don’t let the school handle your child’s attitude problems. Be proactive and start a behavior chart at home. Keep them honest as they have to check off the list of good behaviors they displayed every day and the poor ones as well. Too many parents tend to leave the discipline up to the school and this is something we should all be getting away from as a society. Everything begins at home. If a child is a bit of a terror, it reflects directly on the parents. Just ask the Oompa Loompas.
Check Out What Is Ahead for the Next Nine Months
Many school districts have a curriculum map about what each grade level is going to learn every year. If you could ask for a copy of that curriculum map, it could come in very handy with staying up to date on what your kids are learning in school. Plus, you could use this map year after year to better prepare your children for the upcoming academic year.
Display a Positive Attitude
Your child will mimic the attitude you have about their schooling. If you are not fond of the teacher, the child will take on the same attitude. If you complain about the school lunches, your child will follow your lead. Keeping a positive attitude about all school related things could be of great assistance on how your child feels about school. This actually goes for everything else in life as well. If you bring the positivity with you everywhere you go, your child will eventually do the same.
Written by Ryan Crawley