We have 17 ways to help your child have a better day at school. Is your child having challenges at school that is preventing them from wanting to go? Perhaps you want to make going back to school extra fun? We are here to help!
17 Ways To Help Your Child Have A Better Day At School
It’s the simplest things that can make your child’s day THAT much cooler and brighter!
A note of encouragement and positivity can turn a frown upside down. Make your child smile at school with these 17 helpful ways to help your child have a better day at school.
Every time I write a cute little note on a banana my kids love it! Often times for my youngest daughter I draw pictures or learning words to help encourage her to read. Little notes of encouragement written on a banana peel with a permanent marker have made my children smile every time. Little notes such as…
• You are a Rock Star!
• Have a beautiful day!
• You are my sunshine!
• Good Luck Today!
• You make me smile. 🙂
There are lots of little things you can say and when your child opens their lunch at school. It will be a huge surprise!
If you’re in need of more ideas on what to write check out this post here on alternative ways to say “Good Job!”
I knew my daughter was a little nervous about taking her social studies test. We studied and practiced but I knew if I added in a little extra pick me up on the day of her test it would make her feel better.
Sure enough, it did just the trick! When she opened her snack at school. I had written “Good Luck on your test!” Love, Mom on her snack bag.
It made her smile and she felt that sense of encouragement. FYI she aced the test! 😀
Back to School Mom Hacks
- Take the time to stand outside with them while they wait for the bus.
- Take the time to read them books about school. How other kids have made it through the hard days.
- Buy them a new outfit that they feel confident in.
- Remember to keep in mind one of the biggest things kids will get compliments on all year long is their book bag. This is something that you will want to make sure that they feel confident about and is a book bag that they’ll feel comfortable using. For example, a 7th grader probably won’t want to show up to school with a ninja turtle backpack. 😉
- Encourage them to break out of their shell and meet new friends.
- See if taking the bus is something that will be better for them to meet new people or if they’re having a hard time on the bus see if there is another alternative.
I used this hack all year-long last year! My son absolutely LOVES when I draw on the outside of his lunch bag. He literally will throw out all the trash and keep the bag, then I will find them stuffed inside his book bag just because I drew on them. How sweet is that?! I tell him, “Buddy, it’s okay you don’t have to keep your lunch bag.” He says, “I know, but I want to.” It really melts my heart.
Remember, the smallest gestures can mean a million dollars to your child.
- Give your child something that they can hold in their pocket, locker, desk, or bookbag. If they get scared or worried they’ll know you’re not too far.
- Make sure you’re a few minutes early to pick up your child.
- If your child gets sad before school, reassure her that you’ll be right there when she gets out. If you walk to the door to pick up your child try to stand in the same spot so she’ll know right where to look when she walks out of the school.
- Use cookie cutters to create fun and enjoyable sandwiches for lunch.
- Put a surprise picture, sticker, or character print out in your child’s lunch box. They’ll get a kick out of it!
Increase Positive Encouragement
17 Ways To Help Your Child Have A Better Day At School increasing positive encouragement is a fantastic way to do this.
One thing that I have found with my kids is when I give them rewards to get an A on a test, make their bed without me asking, read a new book, or break out of their shell and make a new friend at school. All of this creates positive encouragement and they want to continue to do those things.
That is when I came up with the ticket system. At the end of the month, they can cash their tickets in for prizes. Prizes where they have an ice cream date with mom, an hour up late after bed, or other things like an extra hour of video games.
After school is typically when I give out the tickets but sometimes I will add them to their lunch box for an extra fun surprise. 🙂
Lastly, I love throwing a surprise after school party! Whether it’s the first day of school or a back to school celebration. Adding in a water balloon fight, a picnic, and more brightens any students day.
A simple note from mom can do just the trick to cure school blues. I know when my mom would write us little notes growing up it would mean a million dollars to us. I cherish those moments.♥ I hope this helpful mom hacks will help make your child’s day brighter. Hugs mama! 🙂
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