Building routine after a long holiday
We hope everyone is enjoying their break for Diwali! Ours was full of good things and delicious faral, as well as light, love, friends, and family (snacks made during Diwali). But my dear parents, when the break comes to an end, are you getting close to having those panic attacks? Thinking about how you'll get through the first day or wondering if you have to start from scratch to get your youngster settled at school.
We offer some advice that can assist parents get through this.
1. Unplug and get back to routine
Children are used to getting that extra screen time and extra sleep time in the morning during vacations. So get back to routine a couple of days before the school starts so that it gets easy on you as well as the child and you will not see your child being upset about getting up early or going back to school.
2. Examine your child's assignments.
Spend some time talking about and reflecting on the schoolwork that was completed during the break; this will reacquaint the child with academics. And soon, the kid starts to appreciate school
and feels connected to it.
3. Remain calm
Try to control your fears since your child is turning to you for support and encouragement. Keep in mind that the child will mimic your worries and respond accordingly. It's normal and expected to feel anxious during transitional periods. The entire family may experience stress and disruption during this adjustment.
4. Positive assertions
The questions parents pose to their children are crucial. Positive questioning that repels negative behaviour is encouraged. Ensure that you motivate the youngster to attend school and teach him/her how to enjoy time with peers.
5. Accept the youngster and his actions
The child's routine alters after fifteen days of vacation, and he or she enters a very comfortable zone from which they subsequently refuse to leave. When a child returns to his or her regular routine after spending extra time with his or her dada-dadi or nana-nani, he or she may cry or act out in anger because they were spoiled or given more screen time.
Author - Sudha. S