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Each new academic year brings many new experiences and lessons. Seeing friends and learning new things every day is exciting, but it’s also natural for kids to feel a little anxious after some social interactions.
Whether they’re worried about a big exam or stressed out about drama in their friend group, school days can be full of little anxieties. Fortunately, if they can conquer their worries and stay alert and presentthey have endless opportunities to enjoy while enriching their lives.
Here are three important tips which will help them get the most out of this school year.
1. Ask them to join a club and learn to practice mindfulness
Practice mindfulness exercises this is one of the best ways to deal with anxiety. Being mindful simply means being fully present in the moment. This may seem like a simple concept, but think for a moment about how often we are distracted by our electronics. Taking 30 minutes to an hour each day to live in the moment can do wonders for your child’s mental health.
In addition to daily mental exercises, another way to achieve a state of mindfulness is to play sports or participate in other club activities such as debate or drama. Your child will surely feel less anxious after broadening his horizons and consciously participating in attentive state of mind.
2. Show them how to stay organized
Classes can keep your child on top of homework, projects, and tests. Add in a few extracurricular activities and the average student has a packed schedule. Make it easy for them by showing them how to properly organize their personal space and schedule. In order to be aware of everything that is going on in them, it is better that they keep a daily planner where they can organize assignments for each week and remind themselves of upcoming deadlines. One of the worst feelings is missing a deadline, and a stylish new planner will help them feel like a young professional.
With a detailed planner and a well-organized closet full of color notebooks, your child will be less likely to lose track of their belongings or risk bringing the wrong notebook to class. Keeping all school supplies organized can help them avoid many of the mistakes that cause students the most stress.
3. Create a relaxing study space for them
After a long day at school, your child will need a quiet and energizing space at home to complete homework or just relax. Choose a place where they can isolate themselves from noise and distraction so they can focus and be attentive to the work they are doing. Use of good lighting, relaxing music or aromatherapy can help them stay focused and calm, allowing your child to finish homework quickly and tackle difficult projects without much stress.
Reserve a study space for them to study alone so they are not tempted by any distractions when they sit down and focus. Their homework can be much more enjoyable on a nice, soft, scented seat soothing lavender hovers in the air.
Help them stay calm this school year
Take these three pieces of advice to the heart so that you can make sure that your child’s school year is virtually worry-free. By staying calm, organized and fully present, they will feel ahead and in control of whatever happens.
Connor Mannion is a University of Florida graduate living in the mountains of North Georgia. Connor writes creative knowledge for NFT projects and can be found playing video games, tutoring, or gardening when he’s not writing.