9 Tips for School Success with Back-To-School Routine
By creating some simple yet effective habits you can help your child to succeed in school this year.
By creating some simple yet effective habits you can help to create your child’s success in school. We have listed the top 9 tips to ensure your child’s school success not just for the first few weeks but for years to come.
Write Out a Daily Routine
Write out a routine for school days listing the time your child will get up, have breakfast, leave for school, and what time they’ll get home, have dinner, do homework, and go to bed. You can post this on your fridge or use a small noticeboard. Like most things school success comes from habit and regular routine.
Discuss this in advance with your child allowing them some level of input depending on their age and maturity.
Turn the Morning Routine into a Habit
Make sure your child starts every morning with a healthy breakfast. Like a car, their body needs the proper fuel to perform at peak levels.
Set some guidelines on what to do and when.
1. Eat a healthy balanced breakfast
2. Get dressed
3. Clean teeth & face, brush hair
4. Pack their school bag
5. Help out with any family chores
6. Fill any free time with quality activities. Avoid TV in the mornings!
Attitude is Everything
Remind your children to go to school each day ready to focus, work hard and have fun learning.
Great Homework Habits
Have a set time and a quiet place for your child to do homework. Encourage them to do a thorough job and remind them to always hand it in.
Communicate with their Teacher
Teachers are smart, but they can’t read minds. Great relationships come from great communication. Ask questions and share concerns about your child’s school success.
Share at Home
Ask your children what they learned in school today. Ask them to tell you their favourite part of their day. Give them your full attention and be easily in awe of their achievements. Compliment them when they do a great job telling you about their day.
Encourage Positive Relationships
Be highly supportive of their friendships with kids who have good character and good habits. And gently discourage relationships with kids who might have a negative influence. The key word is “gently.” This is an exercise in subtlety. Very small signals from you can have very strong influence. But if you exert too much force, kids may rebel or elect not to share the names of the kids they play with.
Establish a Bedtime Routine
The goal is for them to get back into the habit of going to bed at a specific time every night, early enough to allow them to get enough sleep. Establish a routine of ending the day with low energy activities like reading. Be certain that you make the bedtime routine a habit, so it becomes virtually automatic.
6 Kids’ Tips for School Success
1. Eat a healthy breakfast every day (and a healthy lunch too)
2. Eyes on who? Eyes and ears on your teacher!
3. Do your homework as soon as you can and do it the very best you can
4. Tell your parents when you do well at school, and tell them when you need help too
5. Tell your parents when you have trouble with your friends
6. Read every day
7. Go to bed at your bedtime and go to sleep right away