Five points to make your child go to school after the holidays



Many people remember that when they were children, it was hard to go to school after the summer vacation. Even for adults, going to work after the New Year's holiday or Bon holiday is a big deal. Christine Grove and Kelly Ann Allen, developmental psychology specialists at Monash University in Australia, are teaching the “5 Points for Moderating Children from Holidays to School”.

5 tips to help ease your child back into school mode after the holidays

◆ 1: Schedule preparations every morning
After a large vacation, such as a summer vacation, there are often major changes, such as a new semester. In such a period, it is important to support children especially well. Specifically, check the following points again and create a checklist and action schedule.

・ What kind of preparations are needed from getting up in the morning to going to school, such as getting up, breakfast and changing clothes?
・ What can children do on their own in preparation for the morning?
・ What needs to be supported because children cannot do it alone?

Waking up may seem too commonplace, but if you try to get up early in the morning from the sleep cycle in the holiday mode, you may get sick, so make a habit of healthy sleep, exercise, and eating The thing is that you must not neglect. According to Queensland Australian

guidelines , children aged 5-13 need 9-11 hours of sleep and 8-14 hours of 14-17, so take this sleep into account. You need to decide when to wake up and when to sleep.

It is also important to provide a sufficient run-in period. According to the National Sleep Foundation of the United States, 'It is a good idea to use a wake-up alarm or other means to get up early and get up early two weeks before the first day of school.'



◆ 2: Discuss school
Many children have anxiety and stress about school. Therefore, it is important to listen to worries by discussing school life. Grove further recommends three levels of conversation and support depending on age:

・ Child going to nursery school or school for the first time: Write together the meaning of going to nursery school or school on paper
・ First-year elementary school students: Support for making friends with children, such as meeting face-to-face children who go to and from school together
・ After the second grade: Decide policies on how to interact with electronic devices such as PCs and smartphones, sleep habits, and homework and other academic studies, and establish healthy habits for the whole family.

◆ 3: Develop awareness of being a member of school
Past studies have suggested that the sense of belonging to a school is closely related to a child's performance and well-being. Therefore, he encourages children in conversation and encourages schools to think positively.

In another study , asking parents who have children the causes of child stress, more than half said that schools and homework are the biggest stressors for children. Therefore, it is important for the family to actively help the children with their homework and study, as well as to cultivate a positive attitude toward school.



◆ 4: Beware of signs of stress
If the following behaviors are seen in school life or at home, the child is likely to be under great stress.

・ Is unusually sticky or trying to escape from the classroom
・ Being calm and whimsical
・ Negotiate or deal with adults to avoid school activities
・ I do not want to go to school
Shows a tendency for infants to regress, such as sucking thumbs, using baby words, or showing obsession with favorite stuffed animals

If this trend continues for about six months, regardless of temporary status, there is a possibility that serious stress such as bullying may be faced. In that case, you need to work with your school teacher or counselor to see what's happening at school.

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◆ 5: Ask more and more questions
According to Grove, children should be asked more and more questions about school life from the new semester, and the questions should be resolved. When talking about school, parents may not be able to understand, so if you are not satisfied with the answer, you need to check the information provided by the school or contact the school and share the information.

Grove said, 'The most important thing is to tell your children that you can talk to them. For example, if you decide to talk during the day and have a habit of talking about school, It will help your children to ease their anxiety when returning to school. '

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