Summer came and went far too quickly. You thought you had more time to get them ready for school, but school snuck up on you unbidden and unwanted. For one reason or another, perhaps you had no time to get the kids mentally and physically prepared for the days ahead. Well, now that school’s in full-swing, there’s not much you can do to get them ready for the year is there?
Wrong. Actually, there are still quite a few things you can do to make up for that lost time. Here are a few things you can start doing to help them ease back into the workload ahead.
Offer to help them with their homework
If they have homework to do when they get home, offer to help them with it. It can be hard to get kids to do their homework again when they’ve spent months not having anything to do. A good way to make sure they do it is to sit down with them and help them for the first couple of days. Help them restart a good habit by being there with them throughout the process. You may even like the added interaction with your children, strengthening your relationship.
Take care of medical checkups now
The school year will only get busier from here, and if there’s a dental or medical checkup coming up, it’s best to get them taken care of sooner than later, so it doesn’t interfere with their learning. Get their teeth cleaned and their physicals/vaccinations taken care of as soon as possible. Your insurance can help you cover the costs.
The better your kids eat, the better able they will be able to concentrate throughout the day. The proper balance of nutrients helps a body and mind grow and learn more effectively. Implement meaningful changes to their diets to balance out those nutrients.
When you help them with their homework, take care of outside checkups now and help them to eat healthier, you help your children to transition back into the physical and mental requirements of school without interruption.