Don’t forget to let your child help. Allowing children to help makes them feel as if it’s truly their own personal classroom. By having your classroom set up and organized before classes begin, you can spend more time on the lessons.
By having a grading system set up before classes begin, you will not be trying to keep papers and grades organized haphazardly. After all, you and your child need the feedback from their class work to know how well the lessons are actually sticking.
If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll need a complete sleep overhaul. The later nights mean later mornings. I usually try to start the kids going to sleep a little earlier each night, for about a week, before the first day of school. Nothing to drastic, I don’t want to throw their little bodies into shock. About 20 to 30 minutes earlier each day, until they get back to their regular school night bed time, should do the trick.
Panic attacks and anxiety attacks go hand in hand. The most common anxiety and panic attacks suffered by children is GAD, which stands for Generalised Anxiety disorder. In children it is usually due to excessive worrying. They may worry about everyday events, and events that will take place sometime in the future. Health may be a worry, performance at school, performance in after school activities, and friendships etc. Often children will worry so much that it interferes with their daily lives and they may find it a problem sleeping which in turn creates other health problems.
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!
Role-play scenarios with your children where sticky, uncomfortable situations may arise and train them to rise above them. Ask questions such as: “What would you say if your best friend offered you a cigarette?” “What would you say if a member of your circle of friends said you were un-cool?” Remember, role playing is an integral part in helping your child to avoid smoking. These types of rehearsals can mentally prepare your child for real-life situations.
She paused, taking a step back. Her distance gave him a chance to think more clearly. As much as he was willing to proceed, he was becoming increasingly skeptical of her advances. Was the need to change his life so dire? Was his own self dignity and reputation worth this attempt to do this secretly with her? Did he really have anything to prove anything to her.to others.to his brothers? Even to himself?