But besides that, another thing that also affects the enthusiasm of most children to go back to school after a long vacation is that they will be able to see their friends again. Remember world of children is a world of play, so it’s no wonder when they meet their little partner, their cheerfulness and enthusiasm will be immediately engraved on their cute little faces.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen to all children. There are a small number of children who feel indifferent or even lazy to return to school. Even though the mother had given them new equipment and tools for them to go to school. Still, your little one starts the morning by getting up late and cranky. There was no enthusiasm on his face, on the contrary, a sour face and disappointment were clearly reflected in his face.
For most children, the first day of school is fun and makes them excited. However, for a small number of other children, the same thing did not happen. They even look depressed and as if going back to school is like a nightmare at night that makes them uneasy.
Now if it’s like this, it feels like parents need to explore and find out what makes their children like this. The simplest factor that may motivate children to be lazy to go to school can be affected because long long holidays make it difficult for them to adapt to the new atmosphere.
But apart from that, there are also several things that might happen to children, one of which could be that the child feels depressed and stressed about the school environment. Now, if this happens with your child, then parents are required to be able to find solutions that can restore the child’s enthusiasm by reducing the stress that comes to them.
So what are the things that parents can do help the child facing pressure when they start school? Check out some of the following tips.
1. Take adequate rest time
When your little one looks lazy when he gets up in the morning to take a shower and get ready to go to school, maybe this is influenced by several things that make them reluctant to go to school, one of which is the children don’t get enough rest time.
Children who are still small, do not understand and do not have the expertise to measure their limits. So that he will tend to push himself even though he has crossed his limits, including to rest. If not controlled and regulated by parents, children will have difficulty managing their rest time. Therefore, it is the mother’s duty to control the child’s sleep and rest time, especially at night. Do not get children to sleep too late (although sometimes this is a habit during his day off).
When entering school, make it a habit for children to start sleeping at the specified hour and time. When children get enough rest and sleep, they are more likely to have a fresher and more energized morning. When the morning is excited, the more likely it is for children to suppress their stress.
2. Encourage Children To Exercise
Did you know that exercising can increase endorphins, which are hormones that can suppress and relieve stress. Which this is also effective given to your little one to deal with the pressure that often befalls him when he goes to school. For that, when your little one has free time, ask him to exercise together with you. No need for hard or harsh exercise, even 10 minutes a day will be good for relieving stress.
In addition, you can take advantage of the weekend to invite your little one to run around the complex or to a city park if the distance is not too far from your house. Besides being able to relieve stress on your little one, exercising is certainly good for their health and fitness. So mom, start taking your baby and you to exercise and be able to move their bodies so that the stress and pressure they experience can be better relieved so that your little one will be more excited and cheerful when starting school.
3. Find Out If There Is A Problem At School
When you have provided learning facilities that are comfortable with pleasant home conditions. But your little one is still reluctant to go to school, maybe he gets into trouble at school that makes him lazy to go to school. Well, that’s why as a parent you need to find out if this really happened to your child. There is nothing wrong if you ask your little one slowly what is going on at school.
However, if your child refuses to tell, it’s best to avoid the element of coercion which will actually make them even more depressed. Wait for the right time when their minds and moods get better, this way their fear and reluctance to tell stories can be suppressed so that they will easily communicate with their mother and parents.
4. Encourage Children To Express Feelings.
Sometimes your little one shows signs of stress but they don’t know how to express it. So that being gloomy, irritable or lazy to go to school can be things that are diverted to channel the stress he is experiencing. Now, if this happens, then tell the children and give them the understanding that you will always be there for them and ready to be a loyal listener.
But back again, there is no need to force children to want to tell stories, it could be that they feel the time is not right or they feel embarrassed and are not used to still coming to themselves which makes them not want to tell you. For that, be patient and continue to show your care and affection. And also show them what attitude you do when the child makes mistakes. Don’t let you frighten them with threats and reactions that you will give them, which in turn makes them even more reluctant to reveal it.
Sometimes it is difficult for children to be able to express the stress they are experiencing. For this reason, being more sensitive and opening your heart to find out the signs of stress that attack your little one will be the most appropriate way to help them deal with their stress, including pressure at school. Hopefully the tips this time are useful and can help mothers at home.