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January 29, 2018

Top 10 back to school tips for parents

Sending our children back to school or just starting school can be at times exciting and also can be nerve racking! But we’ve got the top 10 tips to help parents get ready for their children to get back to school in 2018!

  1. Get your child back into work mode
    Talk to your child about their last year results and suggest meeting up with their friend to catch up. Write down a list of what they need to bring with them every day, keep them organised. Discuss with them about what are the hobbies that they like to do, such as sport or play an instrument.
  2. Coping with first-day nerves
    Do a small tour around the school to familiarise your child with the school building. Talk to them about the funny thing and how you use to overcome your anxiety when you were a child.
  3. Get to know your child’s teacher
    Work together with school can benefit your child’s learning. Ask questions about what your child like and dislike, their strengths and struggles. What are their preferred learning style and any other issues that may affect them at school.
  4. Have a homework strategy
    A recent study suggested that a third of children struggling to do their homework after the holidays. Give your child some ownership over their homework, let them pick when they going to do their homework and when to see their friend and do other hobbies. Help your child with their homework or ask for help from a teacher or other parents if you not sure how to help your child.
  5. Avoid morning flash point
    Let them choose their breakfast the night before and wake up 15 mins early before your child to get ready
  6. Liven up their lunch box
    Nutrition diet is important for children it can affect their brain and overall health. Lunchbox should include tasty water such as add some lame slices. Use a different type of bread to give them a variety of food choices, add veggies and meat such as cooked chicken, pork and beef.
  7. Make sleep priority
    Most healthy children need 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night. Put away all the electronic device one hour before sleep and encourage them to read a book before sleep.
  8. Know the risks your school aged-child may face
    According to research, only 17% of children seek help after being bullied. Closely observe them if there is any signal of changing in behaviour, depression or anxiety.
    Make sure your kid gets regular scoliosis and eyes check up
  9. Boost your child’s friendship circle
    Be your child role model, talk and listen to them in a polite way, share stories and take turn. Be interest in their friend, who they hang out with and value their friendship style.
  10. Keep your child active
    Physical activity is important to help children in learning. It’s help developing skills and improve their thinking, concentrate and problem-solving ability.

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