Parenting - Other | 6-18 yrs

Back To School: Engaging Your Child In Preparation


Summer is over and it’s time for children to head back to school. Buying notebooks and other school supplies are the easy part. But there are a many other things you need to do before the start of this busy period. 

In a blog titled, '8 Essential Back-to-School Tips for Parents', published in, the author says, "With a well-rounded summer vacation ending, parents spend a lot of time getting their kids ready for school. New school supplies, haircuts, and special end-of-summer outings all play into the back-to-school routine."

One of the ways of preparing your child is to engage her actively in the process of back-to-school preparations. Not only will this make her feel responsible but also give her a sense of ownership. Some of the ways in which you can involve your child are:

  • Re-establish old routine during the last few days of the vacation. Have your child get up and get ready at the time he would need to do for school.
  • Involve your child in making a list of items to be purchased by asking her what she would require for the forthcoming academic year. This will enthuse her and make her an active part of the back-to-school preparation.
  • What else would excite children more than going on a shopping spree! Take your little one with you, when you purchase his school needs. 

For more such ideas and suggestions on this topic, flip through the pages of this ClipBook.


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