For parents and children, transitioning from summer to a new school year has always come with its challenges. But a global pandemic has a way of introducing even more challenges. That’s why it’s now more important than ever to adequately prepare your household for the upcoming school year. Hopefully, these tips and resources can help you do just that:
Cleaning the Home
Maintaining a clean living environment will benefit everyone in the household.
Periodically, declutter each area of your home; this can do wonders for reducing your stress levels.
If your child will be doing online learning, part-time or full-time, it’s essential to help them prepare for the process.
Ensure you have reliable digital security set up on the devices your family uses.
If your child will be attending school, make sure you start to transition them into their new routine at least a week before the beginning of the school year.
Establish a firm bedtime and wake time.
Finally, if the stress starts to become overwhelming, just take a moment to breathe. Balance “me-time” with “child-time.” Build fun activities into school work, take short breaks, reward effort and success. These preparations will form the foundation for a great school year, in spite of changes and precautions because of the pandemic.
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