This way there are no distractions or disruptions for the child to encounter. The child is better able to concentrate in familiar surroundings. It is reassuring for the parent in knowing that the child is actually learning the proper lessons and values that they want to pass on. The child is thus shielded from potentially negative influences in a school setting where, sadly, we often here in the news tragic instances of bullying, for instance.
Before deciding to spy on your kids, it is best to talk to them to get an understanding of what is going on in their lives. Ask questions about friends, after school activities and about their possible love interests and see if you can get answers. Many children become secretive when they feel as though they are too restrained. If parents can allow their children a bit of freedom to hang out with friends and not nag over every detail then children might not rebel as much. When parents give their children a bit of space they learn to trust their parent.
Resist Comparisons and Offer Empathy. Don’t you ever compare him with other child or even with their siblings it will be the cause of having bad image with themselves or having self-pity. Let you appreciate him for what he was and what he had. This can help your child learn that we all have strengths and weaknesses, and they don’t have to be perfect to feel good about themselves.
If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed – like it’s all just too much – speak up. Your mom or dad can help you put some balance in your schedule. It may mean cutting out some activities so you have more free time.
Children know they have time set aside for the regular activities in their lives. They get up the same time each morning to go to school and go to bed at the same time each night. They have a daily time for play, doing school work and chores, and they begin to learn that a schedule helps them accomplish more. Your child will benefit from having a consistent routine but it is also important to teach them flexibility. You know, like when life happens!
Yes goodbyes are difficult. Hopefully, we learn something from each one of these losses (or changes in our lives). As with my dad, he was the one who truly taught me the meaning of love. I lost him when i was only 22 years old. That left an enormous void in my life. He never got to see, know and impart his wisdom to my children. These losses have helped me grow stronger in my life.
Alright, so they are well rested and, I’m sure, eager for the first day. If you have elementary aged kids you might want to pick out an outfit or two, for the first day, ahead of time. It tends to make the first few days a little less hectic in the morning. And, no matter how well prepared we think we are, we always make sure we have the grab and go breakfasts, like hot pockets, pop tarts, etc. for when my teenaged son wakes up three minutes before his first class starts.