Eyes and Ears – testing these to ensure your child can see the blackboard, hear the teacher and work with their environment is very important! Have these checked out annually? For many children have a back to school checkup is a great way to help prevent potential problems looming at the beginning of the school year!
Breakfast & Lunch time! Having a well-balanced breakfast and lunch is very important to the day. If needed school’s provide both! Encourage your child to eat foods that benefit them!
Bathroom Breaks – Make sure your child is okay about using a public bathroom. Encourage them to let someone know when they need to go.
Scrub-a-Dub-Dub – Often times with the beginning of school many germs get past around. Encourage your children to wash their hands – after going to the bathroom, before and after eating, and sometimes after activities. Nothing beats good old soap!
Sick Child? Call in sick, there is nothing worse than a sick child in school, they learn little, pass the germs, and are often sick longer.
Stay Safe at School – go over with your children about who they should talk to at school if they have a problem or a friend has a problem. Who they should report bullying to or to let a teacher know when someone is doing something unsafe. Bus safety. And children should be aware of possible hazards at school, on school grounds, and walking to and from school – like strangers. Never have their names noticeable from a distance. Letting your children know these things and how or what you expect from them will give them strength and confidence.
Exercise and Play – According to the Mayo Clinic children need 20 to 30 minutes of regular non-stop play and exercise. This will allow to release pent up energy from the day.
Make Family Time – Schools and activities can take away from family time. Set aside time each day for a meal together, devotions, or other family activities that does not deal with school. This could include weekend activities like bike riding, hay rides, or something you all enjoy.
Pray Together – Praying for your children, their teachers, and their schools let God into their lives.