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Your Child and School


There are many ways to help your child feel more comfortable about school:


* Establish a home routine that will help your child to feel safe and secure.

* Use positive talk about school and new experiences.

* Teach your child to be positive.

* Encourage your child to be a friend to other children. This is helpful for making friends : )

* Ask your child how their friends are and show you are happy about any positive interactions they have with friends.

* Remind your child of all the ways that school can be fun. Spend time together and think of all the positives about school.

* Encourage your child to spend time and have fun with their friends.

* Let your child know that problems have solutions.

* Talk with your child about anything that may be bothering him or her. Figure out solutions that will lead to feeling better. Think of ways to make things work easier.

* Encourage your child to write in a journal. This helps children to write how they feel, along with problems and solutions. All of which are good life skills.

* Teach your child the importance of eating healthy foods.

* Encourage healthy sleep habits.

* Help your child to prepare what they need for school the night before. This will help things run more smoothly and alleviate stress.

* Let your child know they can always come to you and talk about anything.

* Establish a routine of talking to your child about their day and life.

* Give them a quiet and safe place to study at home.

* Encourage your child to take time to relax and unwind.

* Establish and encourage daily study time.

* Encourage time to rest or nap each day. Naps create good health mentally, physically and emotionally. This is good advice for your child and you.

* Read together.

* Give lots of hugs and kisses.

* Do things that help your child to feel loved and secure as a person. Good feelings will help to influence positive interaction with other people.

* Avoid arguing and fighting in your home. This influences your child to act the same. This also will cause your child to feel stress and have low self esteem.

* Remember that If your child sees you acting positive and loving, he or she will do the same and have a better life.

* Have fun together.

* Be involved with your child’s school activities. This will help him or her to feel more comfortable and that you are supportive.

* Think of things you can do together that will increase your closeness, and ultimately help your child to feel more loved.

* Remember everyday to say ‘I love you’ to your child. They are your most precious gift.





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