It is back to school time again & for the returning parents & parents new one leaving their children at school for the first time you should follow these tips to ensure the transition in the new school year goes exactly as planned.
1. Plan a safe route to school
If your child is at the age when they can start riding the bus or walking to school it is important for both of you to have a specific route to go on. A young child can get lost going to school or may forget the way to the bus stop. A good way to ease both you & your child is to plan a route for them & go over it before school starts or over the weekend. This way your child will always know where to go & you will always know where to find your child.
2. Teach sanitation tips
Flu season is from September to mid-December to make sure to get your child a flu shot as well as teaching them some tips on how to avoid the flu. These tips should include:
- Sneaking into elbow
- Not sharing food or a drink at lunch
- Washing hands after every meal
- Give them hand sanitizer to bring to school.
These tips will help your child prevent getting sick & teach them great routines tog et into around the school year.
3. Give them a phone
Yes, it is 2018 & we understand with the phone, comes a lot of responsibility. However, a phone is a direct line to your child. In case of an emergency at school, you can always get in touch with your child. & they can also always reach you if they need something.
4. Teach them stranger danger
Yes, we all know “Don’t Talk to strangers” is one of the first things that we teach our kids while they are out on their own. However, stranger danger is much more than random people on the street these days. You should also warn your children about internet predators & the games they could play online.
5. Talk with your child every day
Communication is key when you have a child going through middle school & high school. Your child goes through a lot in those years so it is important that you make them feel important. Ask them about their day, listen to their problems. Nothing is more important than your child so make time for them no matter what.
If you use all these tips correctly your child should have a smooth transition into school!