Going back to school is a big adjustment after having two months off.
Many students have been staying up later than usual. They’ve also been sleeping in.
So when it comes to having to wake up early, many kids just aren’t prepared for the first and subsequent days of school.
Having a good night’s sleep is absolutely essential. I cannot stress this enough.
Students who are tired, simply don’t do as well in their studies. I’ve seen it time and time again in my class. I actually teach a health lesson on the importance of sleep every year. I hope it sinks in.
So here’s my advice for all the parents out there.
School starts soon.
1) Start getting your kids ready for it now by enforcing a reasonable bedtime.
2) Don’t let them sleep in too long.
3) Start now.
If you slowly get your child back into a regular sleeping pattern now, school won’t be such a shock to them in a few weeks.
This sounds like a little thing but like Bruce Barton says,
“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things . . . I am tempted to think . . . there are no little things.”
Now, go get some sleep!
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