Sleep deprivation is a big culprit for challenging behavior in children. If you want a ready to learn student make sure they are sleeping well. Follow the instructions in this video to get your kids back on track with their sleep routine
Schools around the corner or maybe you have already begun. You have been buying supplies and preparing for school. You probably have been reading books and talking about school to your soon to be little ones these past few weeks. You've done it because you understand that if you predict for your child then they will be ready when the REAL thing happens.
What about you? How are you preparing for the school year?
Time and again teachers, parents, and school directors worry and complain about how they are all not on the same page as it pertains to readiness for school. Most understand that socialization, colors, shapes, and letters are important for children to be exposed to. That said, there are other aspects of a child's social emotional development that if they are not helped and taken care of by the time they go to their first day of kindergarten, will contribute to things not going smoothly in the school age years.
Little people are just like big people. In this moment, my child was acting like a grown-up starting a new job. He was experiencing a kindergarten version of adult concerns: “What are these people going to be like? Will I like my boss? Am I going to be able to do the work?” In those moments it is important to take a moment and hold them and tell them that it is normal to be scared. Take that opportunity to