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09/06/2019
The new school year is just weeks away. To make sure your child is prepared for a successful school year, get them ready for class with these handy tips.

How to Prepare for the New School Year

Back to school time can be stressful for students for a number of reasons. If your child has some back-to-school anxieties that are making them more worried than excited for their first day back, use these tips to help them be better prepared to take on the school year successfully.

Set School Year Goals

Make sure your child has something solid to work towards this school year by setting clear goals. Before the first day of school arrives, sit down with your child to define some clear goals that are also specific, measurable, and realistic. Get them to be as specific as possible and come up with a plan to reach each one. Post these goals somewhere where they can see them daily and be reminded of what their efforts will help them achieve. Schedule some check-ins during the school year so that you child can decide if they're still on track or if they need to make some changes to their plans.

Be Clear About Your Expectations

Starting off the year with clear goals is great, but your child will also need to know what your expectations are. As a parent, it can seem easy to only step in when your child needs help or to reprimand them when they're not staying on track. However, it can be helpful to let your child know what you want from them this school year and how you can help them get to where they want to be. Have a conversation, listen to each other, and make a commitment to work together.

Get Some School Supplies

School supplies may not seem like a big deal, but back to school shopping trips can get your child more excited for the academic year. Don't go overboard yet, and start off purchasing basic back to school items all students will need. Look for pens, pencils, erasers, and notebooks that your child will love. By getting school supplies they actually like, you can be sure your child will be more excited to put them to use. This means they'll be more excited to get back to school, making it all much less daunting. To ensure your child is able to keep up with all of their lessons this school year, enroll them in tutoring in Long Grove. Check out the academic programs offered at The Tutoring Center, Long Grove IL to find the perfect program for your child's needs. To learn all about these and schedule your free diagnostic assessment, give their learning center a call at (847) 383- 5654.

Finish Summer Assignments

If your child was assigned summer homework but they haven't completed it yet, the first day of school can be even more stress-inducing. Help your child get their work done on time by sitting down to create a plan together. Divide the work they have left and spread it out among their remaining vacation days. Encourage them to work with their classmates to get it all done faster. Keep in mind that they should definitely do their best to get the work done otherwise they risk starting the school year already behind.

Plan School Time Routines

During summer break, many students lose their school time habits completely. This means they end up staying up way past their bedtime, sleeping in, and losing the habit of doing academic work. When the first day of school arrives, this can lead to them having a hard time getting up in the morning, struggling to find the motivation to do homework, and feeling sluggish and tired all day. As they adjust to their school time routines, they may lose out on valuable information due to how tired and out of sync they are. To prevent this from turning into a serious issue, plan out their school time routines before the first day even arrives. Start having your child go to bed 15 minutes earlier each night so that they can adjust their sleeping pattern and have them practice getting up earlier in the morning. Since it may take them days or even weeks to adjust, start doing these things at least a couple days before their first day back.

Tutoring in Long Grove, IL

Get your child ready to conquer the new school year by enrolling them in tutoring in Long Grove. The academic programs offered at The Tutoring Center, Long Grove can help target your child's needs, putting them on the path to academic success. To learn more about these, contact their learning center at (847) 383-5654.

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