Last Days of Summer Break…

School days are approaching, and you and your child need to get ready. Summer-break assignments, getting school supplies, school uniforms, text books and other materials, forms and paperwork. It is a good idea to start now and have as much as you can ready before school starts.

Questions arise…
Who will your child’s teachers be? How will your child’s schedule be? How easy will she adjust? Who will be in his classes?
Even when you know that many of these questions will not be answered before school actually starts, it is useful to learn as much information as you can and share it with your child before to reduce anxiety.

Anxiety…
It is natural for a child to be anxious, there are many unknowns inherent to a new school year:  new teachers, new class-mates, new curriculum, new schedule, new requirements and expectations

Motivation…
A child is always motivated. But he might be motivated into objectives that are different from yours and the teachers’ agendas.

Expectations…
Expectations are key to your child’s success, when a child feels comfortable and able to fulfill the expectations placed on him, and knows that she can access support when he needs it, he will succeed.
To be certain that your child will live up to expectations placed on her, make sure they are in sync with her ability to attain them, with her support system and with her own objectives and motivation. Ask the right questions to know what your child expects from school, other activities and life so that you both have a coherent perspective. Set goals together that are realistically attainable and consistent with her views.

Guide and allow your child to prove to himself that he can do what it takes to succeed.