Thursday, July 21, 2011

Back to school

Back to school time is just around the corner and that means school shopping for new clothes & school supplies. For some kids that means entering a new school. This can be a scary adventure if they aren't fully prepared. As a parent you can help them ease into this new school & routine by following some simple tips.
1) Visit your child's new school before the first day. Many schools will host an open house allowing you & your child to tour the school, view their new
schedule, located classrooms, master locker combinations and visit with new teachers before your child is thrown into the mix of a regular school day.

2) Get a list of need supplies & make sure your child has those packed & ready to go for the big day. This will avoid additional frustration that first day.

3) Talk with your child about how they are feeling & if they have any concerns that may have not been addressed. Sometimes your child's biggest fears can be things we may consider to be little bumps in the road.
4) Let your child know that the teachers and staff are there for them. If they have a problem or question all they have to do is ask & someone will help them try to find the answer.

5) Most of all you are here if they need to talk or they can't find the answers they require.

Those are just some tips to help start the school year off right.
For more tips check Master Lock®'s new specialist on student life The Master Mind. Along with his clever Little Sister, they are setting out to answer students’ most frequent, awkward and perplexing questions to help students safely and securely navigate this school year in style. Check out their video series on
Parents and students are invited to submit their own questions for the Master Mind and participate in daily sweepstakes for a chance to win back-to-school must-haves, including popular Master Lock school and campus security products.
Good Luck & enjoy the rest of your summer.

Disclosure: This post is part of a contest for a Master Lock back-to-school prize pack as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club. Though by now you know I blog what I think, even when I don't like something. :)