Make sure your children have the keys to success in year one of school with these helpful tips
The time has finally come. Your little angel has grown up and it's time for them to embark on their scholastic journey. You may have been preparing for this day for quite some time, but are you ready to help them succeed to the best of the ability?
We've assembled a list that can help moms and dads prepare their kids for the first year of school! With these resourceful tips and tricks, your kids will be a the top of their class and living up to their limitless potential:
1. Teach them the importance of self-control
Dr. Gregory Ramey, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Dayton Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Mental Health Resources. He weighed in on the importance of self-control as it pertains to your child's first year of school: "Children need a high degree of self-control to succeed in school and in life. Teach your kids about the importance of delayed gratification, completing small chores, and the appropriate way to behave when emotionally upset."
The idea of focusing on self-control can also lead to better behavior in the classroom. Not just in year one, but in the following years. If your child is able to display roper self-control, they will be less distracted in the classroom. Being more controlled, calm, and focused in the classroom will set a foundation for an attentive learner in the later years of their education.
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