Know How to deal with Back-To-School Blues after Summer Vacation
Posted On: June 22, 2012 10:27 am
Here starts the reverse counting to go back to school after long-long summer vacations.
We know that jumping into school after a long summer break can be stressful for many teens therefore we came up with few simple strategies which will surely ease your back-to-school blues!!
The freedom of summertime is a sharp contrast to the structure and rigor of school. Most teens are not anxious to trade their boogie boards for backpacks. Fortunately, there are many ways kids can ease back into their school routine. With a bit of physical and social preparation, students will smoothly transition from summer days to school success.
PHYSICALLY PREPARING STUDENTS TO HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL
Three components of physical preparation should be considered when heading back to high school: sleep schedule, eating habits and exercise. With some gradual adjustments, students should be able to slide back into a full day of school with little difficulty. A few strategies include:
FOLLOW THE PROPER SLEEPING TIME
During the last weeks of summer vacation, students should adopt a habit of sleeping little early then usual time. This can be done gradually, turning in 30 minutes earlier each night.
WAKE UP EARLY
At the same time, waking times should be adjusted. Setting the alarm clock and rising 15 or 20 minutes earlier each day will help students' bodies gently acclimate to earlier mornings.
INTAKE BALANCED FOOD
Getting back into the breakfast habit will help teens perform better once school starts. Simple meals high in protein and fiber are best. If eating first thing in the morning is too hard to swallow, students can try fruit smoothies or protein bars.
Many teens find that an early morning run or swim wakes them up, physically and mentally.
SOCIAL STRATEGIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL SUCCESS
Students are often reluctant to return to school if they feel disconnected from the rest of the student body. Making social connections before the first day of school can turn dread into eager anticipation. Some ideas for networking in advance:
CONNECT AND SHARE THROUGH SOCIAL SITES
Using technology is a non-threatening way to reconnect with school friends. Facebook and other social networking sites allow kids to share summer vacation photos or compare class schedules.
The internet also allows most kids to get a sneak peek at new teachers and classes. Most teachers now have WebPages students can browse. This is a great way to see teachers' pictures, glance at coursework expectations, and even get a jump start on reading assignments.
BID ADIEU TO SUMMER VACATION WITH A PARTY
An end-of-summer pool party or lunch together is a fun way to end the summer on a high note as well as helping kids mix and mingle with classmates.
With some advanced planning and effort, students can make a successful transition from lazy summer days to energizing new school days!!