One of the hardest things about your child is growing up is knowing that it’s time to send them to school. Whether you’re not ready for the change or they’re not, you need to be sure you’re doing all that you can to prepare for the big day. From making sure you have everything you need to packing their school lunches every day, it’s important you’re being as prepared as you can be. With that in mind, here are 5 things to consider before sending your child to school for the first time:
- Do They Have Everything They Need?
One of the first things you need to think about is whether or not your child has everything they need for their first few weeks. With so many things to remember, it’s important you’re taking the time to think about absolutely everything. From lunch boxes and pencil cases to school uniform and sports kits, the more prepared you are the better. For a guide to everything your child needs for their first year at school, you can visit this site here.
- Do They Need Any Encouragement?
Although you may be feeling nervous, you need to think about how your child might be feeling. They’re going to be going through a huge change in their life and chances are, they’re going to need a little bit of encouragement. The best thing to do, of course, is to take the time to speak to them and ask them how they feel about the big day. Let them know that everything is going to be okay and if they need you, you’re just a phone call away.
- Will They Be Eating Packed Lunches Or School Dinners?
Another important thing to consider when it comes to sending your child to school for the first time is whether or not they’re going to be eating packed lunches or school dinners. Although it’s easier for them to eat school dinners, you may want to have more control over what they’re eating each day. Not only that, but it can be a much more affordable option. For inspiration when it comes to school packed lunches, you can visit this site here.
- Do They Need After School Care?
Once you know your child has everything they need, you need to think about whether or not you need after school care. Whether it’s one night a week or every night after school, you need to find the right after school program for them.
- Do They Need To Do Any Extra Reading Or Homework?
Finally, you need to think about whether or not you need to focus on their extra reading and homework. Although they may not have a lot in their first year, you need to make sure they have good habits from day one.
Is your child going to school for the first time? What do you need to consider to ensure their first few months are a success? Let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.