GRRR! It’s that time already! Some of us are scrambling for back to school items..hitting the Target Dollar Spot at pivotal restocking times to feed our stationery obsession. Some of us have already made that transition from summer to school, right now as we speak. Eventually as summer fades, fall will enter and kid free days will be endless…well until fall break!?! But as our back-to-schoolers get hyped about going back, there’s 5 simple things they gotta know-
1.-School’s not that serious! Wait mom……before you stone me, deep breaths! Yeah its important, but not that serious. Students-don’t get overwhelmed with all the assignments, projects, gossip, trends, blah, blah, blah. Take it in small chunks, plan your days, be consistent, and expect to be successful. Trust me, I’m a teacher, it works.
2.-Having a boyfriend or girlfriend during the school year is a great idea! Again parents hear me out! Positive relationships during our formative years lay the ground work for our future. Going “steady” at the appropriate age and time can add value and provide avenues for personal growth. Students-we are giving you an opportunity to make healthy decisions during this process…if we see that you’re not…you’re done!
3.-Social Media A Must!-If any parents are still listening….allow your student to snap chat, instagram, periscope, face-time. etc. We live in a technology driven society and not being tech savvy now-a-days is a disservice. But parents you must monitor the usage and set ground rules and cut off times for social media. In my house, the dinner table is a tech-free zone, and all devices are off, shut down, and in a central location by 8pm. Parents be firm, consistent, and let your student know that if they violate the terms……they loose the device.
4.-Be Sure to Study Last Minute-I know I’ve lost all of you on this one! But studys show that students who study right before bed time and the morning of the test do better! So cram on! Well….don’t try to cram the entire chapter into one night of studying! That never works!
5.-Always Pray-Hey I know school life can be difficult and uninspiring- thats all the more reason to speak to God about it. He knows everything about you and can help in all situations, if you pray and invite him into your life, He will show up on your behalf. With out a doubt…I promise He’ll be there.
So Happy Back to School Yall!