So, the reality of school has descended in my house.
I had one child yesterday completely forget where they were supposed to meet me after school, luckily I’d had the same conversation with another child just that morning, where he too had forgotten any previous discussion on the subject.
I had one child walk in the door after school, and just burst into tears, and I feel like there is a hazy wall up between my children and any instructions that I have for them!
This first week is supposed to be a bit full on. Teachers have a lot of kids to get to know, a lot of testing to get done, and routines to set up in their classrooms. There is a lot of information coming home from the schools as well!
TIP- If your child says that they don’t have a school notice this week – check their bags yourself, and ask multiple times – schools always send out numerous important communications in the first 2 weeks!!
So, what am I doing to help my kids through the busy times?
I’m focusing on their personalities and catering to their strengths. I’m ignoring my introverts until later in the day, I’m peppering my extraverts with questions. I’m setting up strong rules and routines at home for my judging kids, and helping my perceivers with any jobs that need completing. I’m checking in with my feeling kids, making them feel like I’m listening to them, and I’m challenging my thinkers!
By focusing on the things that my kids thrive on, and build up their energy I am lessening the chances for a blow-up, temper tantrums, or general psycho-ness 🙂
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