Sep 7 – Written By Stephanie Sheargold
So, after a crazy few months for your family, it’s time to get the kids back to school and ready for learning!
You might be excited to get the time to yourself, you might be sad to see the little ones head back out there or you might be concerned for their health with them off back to school.
Whatever you’re feeling, there are some things you should be aware of as you send your children back to the classroom:
Safety is one of the biggest concerns with the return to school and it’s made even more difficult because your kids might not understand all of the implications. You’ll need to let them know the important stuff, drilling into them that washing hands is essential, social distancing is crucial and that listening to their teacher at all times is paramount.
Your kids have been through a major period of disruption which might have left them feeling disorientated and uncertain. Instilling positive feelings in them is vital – get them excited to see their friends again, praise them for the little things they do, set aside some time for them when they get home and listen to them when they need someone to talk to.
As we mentioned in the last point, your kids have been through a strange and unsettling year. This may leave them feeling vulnerable, sad or even angry and they may lash out or indulge in difficult behaviour patterns. As their parents, you need to try to understand what they’re going through and give them space to vent and make their feelings known.
All of these things require that you have the time to focus on your child’s wellbeing. Hiring a TIMPI assistant to help you free up that time is an excellent decision, giving you everything you need to ensure your child is happy, positive and above all, safe. Learn more about how we can help with personal time management here.