Now that school has begun or it will soon begin (depending on your state), please make sure that your child understands how important school is by your attitude, by what you say, and by how you structure their school day (before and after school).
Structuring their school day for when they get up in the morning is very important. Questions to think about: Is there enough time…
…to get ready?
…to eat breakfast?
…to make sure your child has all of the belongings they need for that day?
…are they being rushed?
How about when they come home from school which is equally as important. Questions to think about: Do they…
…have a snack?
…start their homework?
…discuss their proud school moments, their teachers, their friends, what they learned in school, anything funny or upsetting that happened, etc.
Their school schedule is a message you are sending to your child about school and your expectations for them while they are in school. You need to figure out what works best for your child and make those decisions early so you can start a routine for them that is consistent.
It is extremely important that you begin the year the right way and make sure your child knows their expectations from day one!
Any questions? Comments? Advice for others? Please reply!