Summer break is coming to an end. Are you and your kids ready to welcome the new semester? We have prepared an ultimate back-to-school guide to give you and your kids a head start.
Guides for Kids
1. Give Your Kids a Three-Day Break
Sure, the kids have already had a two-month-long vacation, but most of the kids’ summer vacation is filled with all sorts of remedial classes. Therefore, it is rather necessary to let your kids have a three-day break when they can do whatever they want. It can work as the buffer period and after the break, they will spontaneously shift from ‘vacation mode’ to ‘school mode.’
2. Teach Your Kids How to Manage Time
‘School mode’ involves a tighter schedule than ‘vacation mode.’ Therefore, it’s essential to teach your kids how to arrange time properly by helping your kids make a to-do list and show them how to set priorities.
3. Prepare Some Fabulous Stuff for Your Kids
Some kids might feel lost or bummed at the start of the school year. However, if you can get them some fancy stuff (i.e. a Captain America lunch box or an Elsa backpack), then they will look forward showing them off with their new friends at school.
Guides for Parents
1. Give Yourself a Break
It’s never easy to be a parent whether if your kids are on vacation or not, and having a day all to yourself every once in a while offers a nice change of pace. You can hang out with your BFFs and temporarily forget all the kid stuff. When the day’s over, give yourself a pep talk and get ready for the upcoming semester.
2. Balance the Duties with Your Partner
After the school reopens, the kid-related tasks will spring up like mushrooms, you and your partner have to send your kid to school, pick him up from the school, communicate with his class teacher, etc. Hence, you and your partner should find some time to talk this over and decide the division of the work. Only by balancing duties can make a family free of meaningless squabbles and remain harmonious.
3. Hold a House-Cleaning
You can also spend a day cleaning up your house with your family. By putting away old stuff and bringing in something new, you can make your house refreshing, which will remind you subliminally that it’s time to move on and set your mind in the upcoming semester. You can even make it an annual tradition if you will.