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Part 4 – Parents Should Talk About School with you Before it Starts.

Parents should talk about school with you before it starts.

Parents should talk about school with your before it starts

Some helpful advice on how parents can talk to their children about school before it starts.

  • Discuss what to expect: Talk to your child about what they can expect from their new school. This could include things like the schedule, homework, classwork, extracurricular activities, and expectations from their teachers.
  • Address any concerns: Ask your child if they have any concerns or fears about starting a new school. Listen to their concerns and try to reassure them. Offer support and encourage them to talk to you or their teachers if they have any problems.
  • Encourage independence: Starting a new school can be overwhelming, but it’s important to encourage your child to be independent. Talk to them about taking responsibility for their homework, school supplies, and time management.
  • Establish routines: Set up routines that will help your child adjust to their new school. This could include establishing a regular bedtime, morning routine, and after-school routine.
  • Meet the teachers: If possible, arrange for your child to meet their teachers before school starts. This can help alleviate any anxiety they may have and also allow the teachers to get to know your child.
  • Get involved: Encourage your child to get involved in extracurricular activities or clubs. This will help them make friends and feel more connected to their new school.
  • Be positive: Finally, be positive and supportive. Encourage your child to approach this new experience with an open mind and a positive attitude. Remind them that starting a new school is a great opportunity to make new friends, learn new things, and grow as a person.

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About the Author: Yvonne Wonder

As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, a national hotel and event babysitting service, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. I personally needed babysitting when I moved to San Diego 14 years ago. Like most parents, I assumed there were standards for temporary babysitting; in reality, there are no state standards or licensing requirements for temporary babysitting. The idea for Destination Sitters was born! I wanted to Give Parents Peace of Mind® when traveling with their children, so I created strict screening requirements for the sitters we refer. There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children, especially when traveling away from home. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do. Through the years of working with children, I have been inspired to write three books, and this blog for parents’ and children’s wellbeing. I believe the best way to teach a child is leading by example, with love, honesty, integrity, compassion, perseverance, and personal responsibility. Learning these values and teaching children that all women and men are equal will encourage them to dream big to be anything they want to be! An entrepreneur for over 35 years, I previously spent years running a construction and design company with two offices in California and built million-dollar estates and remodeled existing ones. For three and half years, I was one of the primary designers on HGTV’s Curb Appeal. I have also been published in books, magazines and newspapers, and have been a featured designer in multiple showcase houses.

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