Sep 30, 2022 | TAGGED PARENTING
1. Do not be afraid to ask for help
Returning to in-person learning is new for all of us! Help your child feel confident in asking their teachers, counselors, and or other school administrators for assistance in any adjustments to their daily routine as they are getting back to the classroom. Our Royal Staff is happy to share anything we’re seeing and hearing, as thousands of students have returned to school over the past week. There is no replacement for face-to-face interaction, and we’re excited to see schools re-open for much needed in-person learning.
2. Create a checklist
There is nothing wrong with a good old fashioned list or white board to remind us of things that we need to accomplish, and make sure our families are in sync! Families who write things down and use that source as a reference, find it to be extremely helpful -- especially in managing the busy schedules of families with student athletes. Keep your family unit organized and on the same page!
3. Attend in-person or virtual orientation events
Take full advantage of in-person orientation sessions. Students can get an early opportunity to map out classroom locations, learn daily routines, and meet their teachers. This will help make the first day of school feel more comfortable, as your child will be familiar with their surroundings, and know the roundabouts of where everything is located.
4. Mental health is key
Encourage your children to speak up if they are feeling stressed, anxious, or just a bit nervous about going back to their classmates and teachers, who they might have only seen virtually over the past year. Remind them that school counselors, teachers, and principals are there to help. There is no shame in feeling some nervous energy associated with a new environment, that’s totally natural, even for adults!
5. Get involved!
Use the new school year to help your child find opportunities to join new peer groups with similar interests. This can help your child make new friends, as well as develop new interests and skills. Check out our new updated classes, and reach out to us about getting your child and their friends back in the swing of things at a drop-in class for a play date!