Summer is almost over! Whoo! Yay!
Maybe your teen loves to go back to school. Maybe your teen hates it…
I admit that I am very excited to see my teenage sons going back to school next August!
My two sons and I shall attend the High School orientation every year in order to meet their new teachers, review the class schedule, take a photo for school picture and their Student ID, and get a new locker for themselves. Also, we have to buy some used textbooks for their classes. Are you preparing your teen for school? Maybe you are not ready. If you already prepared your teen for the school, that is so AWESOME!
I am encouraging you to prepare your teen for school early before the school starts.
5 ways to prepare your teen for school
- Time management for school assignment: Get a school planner for your teen. Remember, your teen has a lot of assignments and projects in some classes. Maybe your teen can easily forget to do their homework and get a “zero” in the grading book. I do not know if your school may give free school planner for your teen or not. If not, go get a school planner before the school starts.
- Lunch or School Cafeteria: Honestly, I dislike to pay the lunch fee from the school. I prefer to make the lunch for my two teen sons because it saves a lot of money wisely and food preferences for them. They like to choose whatever they want to eat in their lunch. In the school cafeteria, the foods are not good. If your teen likes to choose whatever he or she wants to eat, let her / him do make their own lunch.
- Clothes, backpacks, textbooks, and school supplies: What a nightmare! My two teen sons are crazy to buy some new clothes and try to show themselves off around the school. In my understanding, they need to get new clothes because their clothes become more small. More importantly, they need to get notebooks, pencils, erasers, used textbooks, backpacks, and – calculators in any cheap stores such as the Dollar Tree Store. Unfortunately, the clothes are not in that store. If your teen needs to buy some new clothes + school supplies, it’s ok. But, if the clothes are as of needs, I’d suggest that you may check any clothes in sales from any Goodwill store, Marshall store, or your choice of any stores. Additionally, use the store coupons to buy the school supplies and clothes.
- Emotions and peer pressures: Prepare to discuss your emotions and peer pressures (such as bullying, suicide, drugs, others) with your teen before the school starts. I do usually talk that weird topics with my two teenage sons, they often roll their eyes because they are too tired to listening to my recurring advices and boring lectures. But, I always remind them that they need me and that I make sure that they remember that I am here for them because they know who they can open to talk to.
- Student Responsibility and Respectability: Encourage your teen to respect and obey the school rules. Otherwise, the school can suspend or give your teen the detention if he/she violates the rules. I admit that I hate to see one of my sons getting detention or suspended from the school. But, it is my parenting duty to teach my two teenage sons to be more responsible and respect the school rules. To your knowledge, teaching your teen responsibly about the school rules is very important.
Lastly, I believe that my two teenage sons always be ready for the school. I bet that they are very excited to get hang out with a bunch of their friends at school. Your teen will be fine when the school starts.
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