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10 Tips To Help Children Return To School

When students go back to school, they have to adjust back to school routines, possibly new teachers and possibly new classmates. They may not have seen their teacher and/or friends since the term finished. This can be a lot for some children and they may feel nervous. They may also worry about how well they will do in their classes or if they will make friends or stay friends with their classmates.

This feeling of nervousness is usually referred to as "school anxiety." It is normal for students to feel this way before going back to school. Some students may have felt like this before and others might not have experienced it until just now. But the important thing is that everyone can overcome these feelings. Below are 10 Tips to help children return to school.

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1. Help Them With Social Skills

During the school holidays, it is important for kids to keep up with their social skills. Social skills are very important for kids because they need them to succeed in the future. Kids can improve their social skills by spending time with friends and family. When you spend time with friends and family, you can learn about their lives, their perspectives on the world, and what they have been up to since you last saw them.

You can also do things like go out for dinner or drinks, watch movies together, or play games. Keeping up with these social skills will make it easier for children to return to school as they have been practicing and socialising during their holidays. This means they won’t have issues talking and making conversation with their school friends and teachers.

2. Help Them Get Back Into The Routine

Many children forget about their schoolwork once they go on holiday leave while others start doing it when they return, so give them a little help getting started again. To help them get back into the routine of homework and chores, provide them with a list, big or small, of tasks to complete by the end of the day. This will help them feel accomplished and ready to tackle the next day. This will also help them with the transition back to school and back to homework and assignments.

3. Ensure They Have Enough Sleep

One of the most important things you can do to help your child return from summer vacation and enjoy school again is to make sure they have enough sleep. A good night’s rest will help them get back into their routine and make them feel better about going back to school.

It is important to have enough sleep before returning to school. The lack of sleep can cause a lot of problems such as headaches, lack of focus, and drowsiness. Lack of sleep can also cause more anxiety. I have learned the hard way coming back from camping trips and other travels and not letting my kids chill out and relax before heading back to school. A rest day before and an early night really does work wonders on how they feel going back to school the next day.

4. Ensure Their Uniform Or Clothes Are Ready

The night before the first day back, I would recommend parents ensure that their children’s uniform or clothes are washed and ready to wear. This is important for children who are going to school for the first time, as well as those who have been in school for a while. Parents can also help their children pack their belongings the night before and make sure they know where they will be going in the morning.

Some parents find it helpful to take pictures of what their child will be wearing so they know what to pack and how it fits. There is nothing worse than running around in the morning looking for those stray undies or socks, it just causes more stress on both you and your child…

5. Let Your Child Know What Is Going Into Their Lunchbox

Returning to school can be a daunting task. It’s not just about the new workload and homework, but the food as well. It will likely be different food that your child would eat during the holidays. To encourage your child to return back to school and to ensure there are no surprises. It can be a great idea to discuss what your child would like for their first day back. You could also provide a special treat to help them through that first day. This could make the difference between your child dreading or looking forward to the following day.

6. Affirmation Cards

We all have those moments when we feel like we can't get out of bed and just want to stay in our pajamas all day. It's okay to feel this way sometimes, but it's important not to let that feeling take over your life.

When you're feeling down, it can be hard to motivate yourself. You might not want to do anything, or you might feel like nothing is worth it. That's why affirmations are so helpful! They're an easy way to help remind yourself how awesome you are and why you should keep going.

Practicing affirmations up to the first day of school could make a difference in your child’s feelings towards school. Also once they have started you can place these cards in your child’s lunch box to remind them of how great they are. We have a growing collection of Affirmation Cards that you can instantly download and use straight away.

7. Essential Oils

Returning to school can be a stressful time for many people. When anxiety starts to get the best of you, essential oils can help.

Essential oils have been used for centuries to help people relax and unwind. Today, they are one of the most popular natural remedies for anxiety. The human body produces certain chemicals called neurotransmitters that can cause feelings of stress and anxiety. Essential oils work by altering your brain’s chemistry and calming your nervous system. I used to give my son a tissue with some peppermint essential oil which is awesome for anxiety and tension. For my daughter, I use these necklaces and she likes Wild Orange which helps with her confidence and helps her overcome any nerves she might be feeling.

8. Healing Crystals

Going back to school can be a daunting prospect. It can be hard to find the motivation to study and the confidence in one's abilities. But what if there was a way to feel better about your academic abilities? There are many different ways one can do this, but crystals might just be the best option.

The vibration of crystals is believed by some to have healing properties. They are thought to promote happiness, balance, and peace of mind. This could make it easier for someone who is returning to school or starting a new career path because they will feel more confident in their abilities. I have been providing my son crystals on and off throughout his primary school years. Tigers eye is probably the most used and is well known for its help with confidence. Black Tourmaline is great and rose quartz is also a fantastic crystal to have before and during school.

9. Arrive Early To School

The best way for students who are returning back to school would be to ensure that they arrive early in the morning. This will help them settle into their new environment and get used to their school routine. Nothing worse then rushing in the morning. This can cause anxiety and possible tantrums. Arriving before most of the other children arrive is a great way for your child to get settled and used to the environment before more people arrive and they need to rush to class.

10. Encourage and Make Sure Your Child Knows You Are There For Them

If your child is not interested in going back to school, the first step is figuring out why. Is it because they are afraid of being teased by other kids? Is it because they don't want to be away from their friends? Or is it because they are not sure what career path they want to embark on? You should try and talk with your child about their reasons for not wanting to go back, and then find a way around the problem. Encourage your child to be in the decision-making process of how to solve their issues. It is important that they know you are there to love and support them and you are there when they need you. Everyone deserves to feel wanted and loved.


The school holidays are a time for relaxation and fun. But the children should not forget the importance of school. At least Victorian students are heading back to school soon and it is important to be aware it can be stressful for both the parent and kids. I hope the above tips have helped you and your child return back to school. Take deep breaths and remember to appreciate these milestones as time does seem to go super fast.

Have fun in your self-healing journey!

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