Immunizations. Make sure your child has all of the shots required by your school district, and as an added precaution, consult your pediatrician about any other immunizations that might be recommended. With an almost certain reappearance of the H1N1 virus this fall flu season, your doctor is highly likely to recommend a flu shot.
Don’t forget to let your child help. Allowing children to help makes them feel as if it’s truly their own personal classroom. By having your classroom set up and organized before classes begin, you can spend more time on the lessons.
The alcoholic family is a dysfunctional unit. Everyone has an assigned role, keyed to how each individual reacts to the stress. One child may be the “rescuer”. Their role is to keep family peace, save the alcoholic from hurting himself and keep the family intact. Often they are obsessive about keeping things in order, and live with an enormous sense of responsibility. school activities and friendships fall by the wayside, because these miniature adults don’t have the time or energy for anything else, but saving their family from harm.
Just make sure that you don’t turn into one of those nagging parents who can’t cut the parental umbilical cord, otherwise you run the risk of never getting your messages returned. There’s a fine line between keeping in touch and being overbearing. Make sure that you keep on the right side of it.
It is important to teach the child to finish his school work in a timely manner.You need to expect work from him, and he needs to know that it is expected of him. Work is in fact a frame of mind. So using this balance of play and work, make his work pleasant so that it seems more like play.
This way there are no distractions or disruptions for the child to encounter. The child is better able to concentrate in familiar surroundings. It is reassuring for the parent in knowing that the child is actually learning the proper lessons and values that they want to pass on. The child is thus shielded from potentially negative influences in a school setting where, sadly, we often here in the news tragic instances of bullying, for instance.
OShop for school supplies. Let your child choose the designs of his pencil box, notebooks and back pack so he will be motivated for his first day at school. He will surely enjoy writing with his new pencils and notebooks. Remind your child to always return his things inside his bag so he will not lose them.
Open communication. By encouraging candid and open communication (including a lot of listening on your part), can help you be more aware of potential health hazards, and enable you to take appropriate and timely action to mitigate them.