Ways to Keep Your Kids Excited About Going to School

Like most students, your kids may sometimes dread going back to school. Perhaps due to an extended school break, school concerns, family issues or when you move around a lot and therefore, they need to change schools continually as well.

Here are a couple of ways to get your kid pumped up to get educated – from one parent to another.

Focus and point out the positive side. Children who don’t want going to school in most cases think that it’ll be just bad – their minds focusing on the mean kids, strict teachers, hard subjects, and not making friends. However, most of these are just presumptions. Tell them about the good aspects of the school, like learning interesting stuff, playtimes, friendly teachers, and for older kids, what fun activities, sports, and clubs are available.

Encourage them about how the school can benefit them. Like our kids, we often think about what school does is simply give us the chance to become degree holders. Young people generally don’t know what schooling means for their future. Focus on telling your child why they should enjoy school – perhaps they want to become a pro football player, a veterinarian, a ballerina, or an astronaut, regardless of their goals, point out that going to school is necessary to achieve those goals.

Do not praise them needlessly. Parents don’t realize this, but overpraising children don’t always do what they think it does. You may be telling your child how smart he is or how easily he can make friends. All along your kid might be afraid to disappoint you. Overpraising leads a child to not trust their parents. It can also lead to a lack of self-confidence or motivation.

Show enthusiasm yourself. Kids absorb everything like a sponge and this includes our attitude with the school as parents. Try being excited out school as well by volunteering to a program where you read and play with pre-schoolers, and if you’ve shown enough excitement yourself, you might just infect your kid with that enthusiasm.

Say that you loved school when you were younger or share the joy of learning something new. You can even open with “I wish I could be you and go to school.” Because parents look up to their parents, knowing that their parents support them could make them like school.

Enrol your kid to the right school. In many instances, especially with expat families, enrolling their kids in public schools or normal private schools do more harm than good. If you constantly move around, jumping from one school to another can wreak havoc to a child’s learning and social development.

In many cases, children who forced into different schools will be unhappy, alone, and out of place. If you’re an expat living in countries like Singapore, enrolling your kid in an international school with IB Programme is a wise choice.

International schools carry equivalent curriculum and environment regardless of campus, plus your kid will be around others in the same situation. This results in a bond that matters, that and the proven IB learning approach that preps them for top colleges and a lifetime of exciting learning.

Ever had a child wake you up on the first day of school with their excitement? Try these tips and you might just. Best of luck!

Like most students, your kids may sometimes dread going back to school. Perhaps due to an extended school break, school concerns, family issues or when you move around a lot and therefore, they need to change schools continually as well.

Here are a couple of ways to get your kid pumped up to get educated – from one parent to another.

Focus and point out the positive side. Children who don’t want going to school in most cases think that it’ll be just bad – their minds focusing on the mean kids, strict teachers, hard subjects, and not making friends. However, most of these are just presumptions. Tell them about the good aspects of the school, like learning interesting stuff, playtimes, friendly teachers, and for older kids, what fun activities, sports, and clubs are available.

Encourage them about how the school can benefit them. Like our kids, we often think about what school does is simply give us the chance to become degree holders. Young people generally don’t know what schooling means for their future. Focus on telling your child why they should enjoy school – perhaps they want to become a pro football player, a veterinarian, a ballerina, or an astronaut, regardless of their goals, point out that going to school is necessary to achieve those goals.

Do not praise them needlessly. Parents don’t realize this, but overpraising children don’t always do what they think it does. You may be telling your child how smart he is or how easily he can make friends. All along your kid might be afraid to disappoint you. Overpraising leads a child to not trust their parents. It can also lead to a lack of self-confidence or motivation.

Show enthusiasm yourself. Kids absorb everything like a sponge and this includes our attitude with the school as parents. Try being excited out school as well by volunteering to a program where you read and play with pre-schoolers, and if you’ve shown enough excitement yourself, you might just infect your kid with that enthusiasm.

Say that you loved school when you were younger or share the joy of learning something new. You can even open with “I wish I could be you and go to school.” Because parents look up to their parents, knowing that their parents support them could make them like school.

Enrol your kid to the right school. In many instances, especially with expat families, enrolling their kids in public schools or normal private schools do more harm than good. If you constantly move around, jumping from one school to another can wreak havoc to a child’s learning and social development.

In many cases, children who forced into different schools will be unhappy, alone, and out of place. If you’re an expat living in countries like Singapore, enrolling your kid in an international school with IB Programme is a wise choice.

International schools carry equivalent curriculum and environment regardless of campus, plus your kid will be around others in the same situation. This results in a bond that matters, that and the proven IB learning approach that preps them for top colleges and a lifetime of exciting learning.

Ever had a child wake you up on the first day of school with their excitement? Try these tips and you might just. Best of luck!

 

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