Back to School Top Tips
While Dubai’s children are still making the most of the long summer holiday, parents are now starting to think ahead to the new school term, compiling to-do lists and thinking about what the year ahead will bring. Here are some tips for going back to school
Plan breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is why it is vital your children don’t miss out. By planning and preparing breakfast, especially for the first week back, the mornings will be a lot less stressful. Ask your kids in advance what they enjoy to help prevent any tantrums. Healthy smoothies and shakes are a good option too.
Be on time: First impressions are everything. While the summer routine may not have consisted of early starts and time management – the school term does! It is essential that not only your children arrive to school on time but are aware of their time schedule and how important it is to be punctual.
For people new to Dubai perhaps practice the school run: The school run can be one of the most stressful times of day because this is when traffic is at its peak. In order to have a stress free journey at the start of term, take your time to practice the route and experience different routes, although traffic may be heavier when all the schools actually start.
Lay out the uniform the night before: To ensure your child has more time in the morning, lay out a clean uniform the night before – or encourage them to get into this routine themselves. By doing this, making sure they are dressed properly will be a lot easier without the hassle of having to look for certain items at the last minute.
Ensure you have all of the correct stationery: Take your child with you when shopping for new stationery to avoid disagreements later!
If your child is prepared then there is no reason why the term shouldn’t get off to a good start.