How do you get kids motivated about going back to school? In a perfect world, all children would be enthusiastic about starting a new school year. But in the real world, some children will be reluctant, nervous, or annoyed about exchanging their summer fun for the classroom. Here are some helpful tips…
Set an Example: Over breakfast, be positive and upbeat. If your kids have apprehensions about school, their friends or after school activities, talk to them in a constructive way about what’s bothering them. At dinner, remember to check in with them again. Tell them about what you did that day and ask them about what they learned.
Make Schoolwork Fun – Cool school supplies can inspire your kids to stay organized and motivated. Think colorful and cheerful designs and personalized back to school supplies, which can give kids a sense of ownership and pride over their school work.
Go the Extra Mile – Encourage your kids to do more than just go to school and come home. It’s in their art classes, on the basketball court and playing in the band where they will discover their talents and interests. Also, extracurricular and after school activities provide a great social outlet for kids and are where some of the best memories of school days are made.
Customize Lunch or snacks – Remember to always pack a favorite snack or dessert to give your kids something to look forward to midday.
From brighter moods to better grades, getting kids excited about the school year will have positive consequences. (StatePoint)