Friday, September 14, 2012

Back to School Basics

Parents who are trying to start the school year off on the right foot should read the recent article Back to School Basics, by Elizabeth McLeod currently on learningstarts.org.

Making the transition from summer to school can be stressful for children and parents as they adapt to new schedules, teachers, homework and activities. Elizabeth suggests that creating healthy guidelines and routines and sticking to them will help create a peaceful and productive school year.

Elizabeth's 5 simple steps to a successful school year are:
  • Summer's over, but don't stop playing.
  • The days are full, but get to bed.
  • You are what you eat.
  • Spend time with family and friends.
  • Model and create structures and practices for positive thinking, optimism, and a growth mindset.
To read the entire article Back to School Basics go to www.learningstarts.org/back-to-school-basics.

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