Back to school times are trying times indeed, not only for kids but their parents as well. As for the kid, there is so much anxiety to deal with; much of which emanates from the thought of replacing your parents with teachers and your pets with books. However, parents bear the brunt of the back-to-school hassles. So, how do you overcome the anxiety as a parent? In order not to be bogged down by the demands of last-minute rushes, let’s see how you can carefully anticipate this inevitable occasion.
Avoid Impulse Buying
Back-to-school times are no doubt times for shopping but why wait till the eleventh hour? The last-minute rushes will not only make you forget some crucial items your kid may require in school but you may also find yourself spending more than you should as traders try to capitalize on the heightened demand to raise the prices of their wares. Take advantage of the long holidays to shop for your kids’ back-to-school items long before the D-day.
Thoroughly Peruse Your Kids’ Back-to-School Itinerary
Even when you are almost certain your kid may not require a new school uniform, text book or other pieces of stationery, always make it a habit of crosschecking that their current ones are in good state of repair. Remember these are trying times and the thought that should occupy your minds is how to secure the school fees for your kids. If your kid has an old text book, uniform etc, ensure it is repaired beforehand.
Check The Newsletters Once Again
Now, there is no doubt you read the newsletter when your kids closed school but chances are that after so much has passed over the days he has been home, you do not remember anything that was in the letter. These newsletters contain some crucial information such as parent meetings and various fee guidelines for the next term. Losing it, therefore, means you may have to personally spare time so as to go to school and enquire on these issues. If you were lucky enough to have kept it safe, consult it one more time and ensure you have marked those important dates as well as noted all the points highlighted therein.
Prepare Your Kid Psychologically
Last but not least, your kid needs to be prepared psychologically. This is the time to make him keep all the pets and the toys aside and instead focus on his books. While you are not encouraged to entirely eliminate fun times such as cartoon watching on TV, it is imperative you cut back on these activities so his mind is rightfully tuned towards academic matters.