Cirro Energy, a Dallas electricity company, understands that going back to school can be stressful. The shift in schedule, combined with concern over a new teacher and reluctance to leave summer behind can cause many kids to have anxiety as the school year kicks off. Fortunately, Cirro has some tips to make the transition from summer to school an easy one.
- Help your child look forward. Forging a connection with people at school is a big part of giving your child a feeling of belonging. Make your child aware of people at school, like the counselor or school nurse, who are there to help if there are any difficulties.
- To alleviate anxiety, normalize it. Explain to your child that everyone is nervous about the first week of school. Share any personal experiences you can, and read books together about kids who overcame that nervousness and had a successful school year.
- Make morning routines easy by doing what you can at night. Each night, lay out clothing, pack backpacks and prepare lunches, so that the morning will be worry free.
- Help your child understand timing. Use charts, with illustrations if needed, to remind your child to stay on task in the morning. Set a second alarm or timer with a “5 minutes to leave countdown” to ensure they can make the bus, start their walk or get into the car on time.
- Get organized to make everything easier. Prepare a spot for the ambush of paperwork you’re sure to receive once school’s back in. Make a pleasant study spot for your child, too, with duplicate school supplies to the key items you’ve sent off to school. Being prepared and organized is a great way to set your child up for success.
With a little bit of preparation, your family can sail past the first week of school with ease. It’ll be almost as simple as saving on electricity with Cirro Energy. We work hard to ensure that our customers have access to smart money-saving plans, online and mobile account management, convenient payment options and customer service, as well as some of the lowest fixed rates around. For more lifestyle and energy tips, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.