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Getting ready for the start of the new school term

August 22nd 2017
By: Melanie
Getting ready for the start of the new school term

It’s that time of year when the school holidays have nearly come to an end that we start thinking about getting back into a daily routine. As with most things in life the secret is in the planning and preparing the new school term in no exception. Here are some tips to help make the new school term easier:

Primary School Children

The key to success at this age is to get the children on board with the school routine. Kids love star charts, so during the week create an award star chart, which includes getting ready for school (dressed if old enough), being on time, homework and so fourth - at the end of each week give them a treat if they achieve a certain amount of stars. Ask your child to help you to create the star chart and discuss with them what they would like as a reward. 

Make sure you have everything you all the uniforms and equipment ready the night before. 

Children love routine, so as far as possible with kids clubs and activities throughout the term try and keep to a meal time, homework time, leisure time, bath time and bedtime routine. 

Secondary School Children

If your child is starting secondary school for the first time they are bound to be nervous, so you will probably need to spend some time reassuring them. Making sure they have the right school uniform, bag and shoes will help them to feel more at ease on their first day. 

Spend some talking about any concerns or expectations they might have about starting the new school term and encourage them to talk about any studying objectives. 

Again it’s important to lay out the ground rules about using electronic devices at bed time and to ensure that they have a week day routine - at this age it’s all about negotiation, so make sure you have thought about what you would like to achieve before you chat to them and be flexible in your approach. Rewards work slightly differently at this age, but they can still be a good motivator, perhaps think about taking them to their favourite amusement park, or letting them have a party at the house if they achieve a certain goal throughout the term. 

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