1. Establish routines: Parents should begin putting their children to sleep earlier so they can get used to waking up in time for school. Research supports that a well-rested student is less irritated and in a better mindset to receive instruction.
2. Address anxiety: Parents can ease anxiety by showing excitement and happiness about the start of school. Parents should also be sure to allow time for their children to share the details of their day. Be sure to reinforce positive behavior and to address negative choices.
3. Stay involved: Parents should remain continuously involved in their child’s education as parents are a vital part of the learning process. Parents should ask their children daily about homework. Also, they should check with teachers to ensure children are fully understanding and completing assignments.