Grandparents can play a significant role in preparing the children to go back to school.
For most parents, the summer can seem endless, along with their child’s energy! Children heading back to school are a welcomed sight for many. After all, starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement. However, preparation is key for a smooth back-to-school transition. Even after the school year begins, grandparents should take the opportunity to bond with their beloved grandchildren.
Check out these tips for grandparents to help children going back to school.
For seniors and their grandchildren, spending time outdoors is a great way to get back to basics. Nature has a way of calming us down, and after a busy school day, children need exactly that. Take a walk through the park, observe wildlife, and spark up some interesting conversation.
Share Your Passions
Take an active role in the hobbies and activities that your grandchildren love. It’s a great way to learn where a child’s passion lies, and spend some quality time bonding with them. When grandparents and grandchildren share similar passions, they unite over the rewards and struggles. Children may be more open to talking about the ups and downs of school if he or she feels connected to the listener.
Most of a child’s learning success in school is tied to the support that he or she gets at home. You can help him or her to get the most out of school by:
- Creating a homework station and keeping adequate school supplies on hand.
- Designating times for doing homework and playing outside.
- Being readily available to help with homework.
- Observing your child for signs of frustration or confusion with homework.
Transitioning to Medicare or to another Medicare plan can be a smooth process with the right preparation and resources. Contact SeniorChoices NW and schedule a free consultation with one of our local, licensed agents.