Back-to-School Tips for Parents and Kids

Sep 12, 2019 | Cinco Ranch

Going back to school is a family affair. It’s a stressful time for parents struggling to check off all the school supplies they need from their shopping list. Kids are either excited for the new year or dreading it.

Now that most of us are well within the new school year, here a few tips for parents and their kids to get on top of the new school year and stay there:


Schedule Your Days

Whether it’s a planner or a calendar in the Cloud, planning out your days helps both parents and kids alleviate some of the stress that comes with a busy schedule. With most children doing extra-curricular activities before and/or after school, it can be hard for parents to keep up with their To-Do lists. Similarly, students can use their calendars to keep up with their schoolwork and avoid having any missing assignments.


Develop a Healthy Sleep Routine

Getting enough sleep at night s critical for anyone to be successful the next day. Students who do not get enough consistent sleep every night have trouble focusing and learning during class. Avoid using electronic devices before bedtime.

For students to be able to reach higher academic achievement, they must get enough sleep every night.


Study a Little Every Day

Procrastination is a student’s worst enemy. Waiting until the day before an assignment is due only creates stress for your students and, most of the time, their grade suffers because of it. And yet, students still procrastinate.

If your child is already planning his or her day using a calendar, he or she can go a step further and space out homework assignments over a few days. Before a big test, they can study a chapter or two every day leading up to the big day.


Set Limits on Electronic Devices

It’s no secret that kids this generation rely heavily on technology for almost everything. Setting limits after school will help students focus on their homework, chores and family time.


Stay Positive!

A bad grade is not the end of the world. It just means there is room for improvement. There are plenty of ways to improve your skills. You or your child can speak with their teacher for help. Seeking out resources online can include finding extra practice problems or quizzes on the material or concept.

And sometimes, the best option for your child is to find help elsewhere. After school tutoring can help students understand concepts a little better when the instruction is more personalized. In many instances, students do not feel they are getting the help they need in the classroom due to large classroom sizes. Visiting a tutoring center for that content area will not only lead to a better understanding of the material, but your child’s confidence will also get a boost!

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