Parenting with Positivism : Issue 1

Beat the post summer holidays blues!

The summer holidays are over! All of sudden it seems that there is a chill in the air and the children are back to school! That means that the waking earlier than the lazy summer morning to get your little one ready, packing of their tiffin boxes, early morning bus rush, and so on.

Yes, post summer holidays, your vivacious young adult is now-more-than-ever-before hesitant to commence the journey towards school. For sure, you’re facing the brunt of the post summer holidays “blues”, where some of the young champs will become cranky with the thought of going to school and some will find it difficult to cope up with topics done before holidays. Sounds familiar, right?

The post-holiday blues might not (yet) be a recognized syndrome but it is something that darkens the first few days after a break for many children. Don’t worry; it’s a normal thing. However, there are things you can do at home to make it easy for them!

Preparing for going back to School

Ease Your Child into a New Routine. Have him or her go to bed at school-night bedtime regularly. Even on Saturday night. Set an alarm clock early to play with them a bit before they’re off to school.

Try a School Bus Run. Go over your child’s school bus route and discuss fun stories of the route! Get the interest back into going to school.

Get Ready the Night Before. Establish a routine that requires your child to pick an outfit for the next school day, and to pack a book bag the night before bed. This will help eliminate any last minute rushing in the morning.

Talk About It. Encourage your child to share his or her feelings. Talk about the excitement of starting school again, and discuss any concerns your child might have. After school, instead of asking questions like “Was it okay at school today? Did you meet any friends? You may ask “This is what I did today …. So, tell me something interesting about your day, what you did?” and “What kinds of toys did you play with today?”

Be a Master Chef: Cheer up your child with this Fun Food!

Freeze 100% fruit juice in an ice-cube tray with plastic spoons as Popsicle handles. Or try freezing grapes, berries, banana pieces, or peach slices, then topping with a little chocolate sauce or whipped cream for an amazing treat. Send pictures of your kid enjoying the delicacy!

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