As the relaxing days of summer are winding down (In Florida we go back
to school in less than 2 weeks), I think as parents we are holding our breath in anxiety. We remember the arguments we had with our kids, the deadlines for school projects and of course the dreaded early morning drop offs.
Here are some of my tips to making the transition easier as the kids go off to school.
- Never let them see you sweat. What does that mean? Don’t start complaining about going back to school and having early mornings again. Remember that little ones are always watching. Model what you want your kids to do.
- Start practicing some math and reading skills again. Don’t set a strict schedule. Just enough to get their feet back into the “work pool”.
- Remember this is THEIR school experience, not yours. Try not to hover too much or stress too much. A little suffering never hurt a kid
Enjoy your last few weeks with the ki.ds. Time goes by so fast.