Going back to school, whether it is after some time due to a seasonal allergy or after a very long time like during a pandemic, can be very challenging even for adults, let alone children. The longer the time one stays out of their routine, the harder it is for them to transition back.
As a parent, you can take several measures to make this transition for your child easier by helping them understand that things may be different than they were before, and that you’ll be there to help them.
Any progress starts with the right mindset. For your child to work at their fullest and adapt to the changing environment, they must be under a positive vibe. Understandably, the situation might be overwhelming for you as well as a parent, but you have to be patient.
Children pick up the behavioral cues from parents. To teach your children to stay calm, you have to be their role model. It is all about finding calm in the chaos and helping your child see the opportunities the change is going to bring, that they get motivated to transition back to school and do well there.
To adjust to the return of the school year, you and your child can practice before- and after-school routines for a few weeks before the actual semester starts. Routines can include what time to wake up, having a good breakfast, and going to bed at the same time each night.
There are other issues that may arise while transitioning back to school, like the fact that your child might not be very comfortable leaving the house. For that, you can start by teaching your child positive ways to start their morning, such as something fun they can do for five minutes before heading out the door.
It can be challenging to adapt once again to the school routine for your child and for yourself. Take the time to talk with your child about their doubts and hesitations. For more assistance or to speak with a member of our team about allergy and asthma treatments, book your appointment today.