Back to School
Monday was back to school day for the over 80,000 students that attend the District of Columbia Public and Public Charter Schools. I hope every family had an easy transition from the summer months’ break into the 2014-2015 school year.
Going back to school is a time that’s bittersweet for families with school age children. In many DC households, this time of year is a period of excitement and adjustments for parents and students. Switching from a care free summer to studying, homework, exams, standardized tests, and a classroom of peers can be challenging. However, with preparation and the right attitude it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a few tips for those anxious students and parents:
Stay Positive. A parent’s attitude has a strong influence on how children view the beginning of the school year. If you are happy and excited the chances of your kids following suit are pretty high.
Create Routines. Establishing daily routines at home at the start of the school year can also help children adjust.
Establish Fun Traditions. Having an annual ritual like cooking a special and fun breakfast can help kids get excited about the new school year.