Back-To-School Tips to Get Your Child Super Healthy
Tips to Get Your Child Super Healthy
Back-to-school can be one of the most exciting and stressful times in a child’s life. It is vital for parents to establish routines early on in the school year for doing homework, performing chores, obtaining physical activity, eating healthy meals, waking up, and going to sleep. Start early in making small adjustments to a child’s wake-up time for school, such as going to bed 5-10 minutes earlier each night for a week or so, would serve a child with special needs best considering the routine that he/she has most likely been in throughout the summer.
“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”
-Sydney J. Harris (American journalist)
Attending a New School
I recommend at least one trip to visit the school and teachers before classes begin to help alleviate stress.
Both parent and child should make sure the backpack is prepared the night before on a regular basis (with the exception of lunch) to best prevent forgetting books, binders, supplies, homework assignments, etc.
Health and Safety
Children need to feel that the environment that they are going to is a safe one. Health and safety emergencies should be communicated and rehearsed with children with disabilities. Emergency contact information available in their backpack at all times. Immunizations need to be up-to-date and any medical concerns should be discussed before the start of school with the school nurse and administration.
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