great school yearIt is hard to believe summer break is nearly over. Nevertheless, the first day of the new school year is quickly approaching. Your kids probably love summer break, but they do not have to dread school. 

While we may not be able to persuade our children to like school as much as they enjoy summer vacation, we can assist them in preparing to make the most of their educational opportunities. 

We can assist in alleviating some of the difficulties that give children the most stress by spending time planning for the start of the new school year. 

We want to assist you in ensuring that your child is ready for a successful school year.

Five Steps to Help Prepare Your Child for the Next School Year

Here are some of the most important steps you can take to make sure your kids are ready for the upcoming school year:

1) Set Expectations 

You and your child need to be on the same page about goals and expectations for the school year. 

The time to talk about the school year's goals and priorities is well before the first day; otherwise, you may find tension between you and your students about what you want to see from them. 

When you do set expectations, work together to find the balance between realistic and challenging goals. Consider building in rewards for both performance and effort. 

2) Create a Calendar

Setting up a calendar will assist you in gaining control of your family's schedule. 

Make full use of all available resources. Create a digital, cloud-based calendar that can be accessed from a variety of devices and email accounts. You can do this with iCal or Google Calendar. 

You may have to adjust your calendar as you go through the school year; however, committing to using it should help your family establish good routines and maintain a healthy margin in your schedules. 

3) Meet the Teachers

Many schools offer a day or week prior to the start of the school year for you to meet your child's teachers. 

4) Establish Sleep and Eating Habits

Healthy eating and sleeping habits, believe it or not, have a significant impact on your child's academic performance. 

Sleep deprivation and/or poor nourishment can have a negative impact on your student's cognitive ability, resulting in an unhealthy cycle of sleep deprivation, stress, and academic struggles. 

Although it may appear unrealistic to maintain a perfect regimen, committing to good habits early in the year is an important first step. 

If you and your children get off track, make it a top priority to get back on track as soon as possible.

5) Pray Together

The most crucial step in preparing for the new school year is to take time as a family to pray and study the Bible. This is essential for putting everything into perspective. 

What you desire more than anything as a Christian parent is for your children to develop in their faith. You must model what it looks like to follow Christ into maturity by praying and studying Scripture together. 

Making time for family worship, on the other hand, might be difficult to come by, so it is important to commit to doing it daily or weekly. When you miss your scheduled prayer time, try to make up for it as soon as possible. 

St. Paul Lutheran School in Northville, MI

Choosing the proper institution for your child is one of the most crucial choices you can make. 

St. Paul Lutheran School in Northville, MI, is a Christ-centered school that provides the kind of support your child needs to be thrilled about the upcoming school year. 

We will be delighted to address any questions you may have regarding our school. For additional information about taking a tour, seeing our staff, and enrolling your child at St. Paul Lutheran School, please contact us.