Sending your kids to school? Read these helpful tips!
Sending your kids to school can be an emotional time and currently, it is full of even more emotions. I can clearly remember the mixture of joy and sadness as I dropped my kids off at school last year. It is a bittersweet thing.
This year, many do not have the option of face to face instruction. However, if you do have the option, you may be feeling all of the emotions over this. As I prepare to send my oldest to public school, I have been focusing on these tips!
Tips for Sending Your Kids to School
Start the day in prayer.
We have always loved praying together as we drive to school. Last year, we used verse cards from Crew & Co to pray over each morning. As you pray with your kids on the way to school, you are modeling a heart of prayer.
Set a timer to pray during the day.
When your kids are away at school, set a timer on your phone so you will remember to pray for them and their teachers. This is a simple way to be intentional during this time.
Talk to your child about how they are feeling.
It is so important that we are communicating to our kids at all times and especially now with the pandemic. This is a scary time for kids. It is good and healthy to talk about everything with your child in an age-appropriate manner.
A simple question I ask is, “How are you feeling about going back to school?”
Then listen to what your child has to say. Acknowledge their statements, fears, and worries and speak truth into them.
Create an after school rhythm.
Depending on your schedule, consider setting up a regular after school rhythm. Having a simple snack and some conversation is a great way to start this.
Give your child time to relax after school.
Determine when your child will do their homework. Some kids may do it right away, while others may need time to relax first. Try out different things to see what is the best fit for your kids!
No matter what decision you make about school, remember that you are a great mom. You are doing a good job. We can all cheer each other on with our decisions and choose to support one another.
Grab the Back to School Guide to help you cultivate an intentional school year!