This Monday will start a new school year in south Lake County. The transition from a summer of late nights and sleep-ins to a more structured lifestyle can be stressful and filled with anticipation and nervousness, and add the threat of a COVID outbreak, it’s no wonder parents, teachers and students are feeling high anxiety.
Here are a few tips which may help you and your children get through the first weeks of the school year.
– Meet the new teacher. Find out his/her expectations.
– Tour the school if possible or help set up your student’s work station
– Have your child connect with school friends before the first day of school
– Get the kids back into a regular bedtime routine
– Pack the backpacks with the needed school supplies, snack, facemasks.
– Give the kids plenty of time to get ready for school in the morning. On the first day, take lots of pictures.
– Understand that the days ahead will be draining on you and your children. Give them time to chill.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, Hug Your Children, Wish Them A Fantastic Day And Be Ready To Listen. After All, Aren’t Hugs, Unconditional Love, And A Few Minutes Of Uninterrupted Time Important to Everyone?
Drivers: Leave home a few minutes earlier next week. Be aware of the increase in traffic and delays due to school buses, anxious parents, and preoccupied students.
AND REMEMBER – DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE!