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What a lot of parents don’t expect about school

What a lot of parents don't expect about school

What a lot of parents don’t expect about school

When your kids are already at school, it can be hard to remember just how big a change to the dynamic of family life is. However, you need to jump in with both feet just like your kids do. If you want them to get the best experience at school they can and develop into the best young adults they can, here are a few things worth expecting.

What a lot of parents don't expect about school

It can cost a lot

There’s no getting around the fact you have to spend money on school. You can get around the costs of lunchboxes and uniforms with some of the budget options on the market for sure. But then there are unexpected costs that can pop-up. You might need to start identifying the extra cash you can grab, like local funds or guaranteed loans, to pay for some of them. It might seem like the school is asking too much sometimes, but these costs include things like after-school lessons or school trips. They can be important to seeing that your child gets out of their education what their peers are.

It doesn’t take care of their whole education

When they are younger, you are the primary source of their education, helping them explore their interests and gain some intellectual curiosity. That shouldn’t stop when they get in school. Start with discussions before dinner on what they’re covering and go over their homework and their notes with them. See if you can help them understand anything they might have missed and get a better understanding of how they’re doing.

What a lot of parents don't expect about school

Everyone has to make sacrifices

Your child might be feeling the most put-upon by the sacrifices of time they have to make for school. You should make those sacrifices with them if they’re to see any fairness in it. Take a positive attitude to their education and the changes around it. If they need less TV time to focus on homework, then turn off the TV completely. Help them explore the topics they cover at school in a way personalised to them, too.

Your child will face their own problems

Someday your child is going to come back red-faced and sobbing because something happened at school. It won’t necessarily be bullying or anything as terrible, but a schoolyard argument or being told off by a teacher can be new to both of you. You should expect to help them cope with these unfamiliar traumas. Listen, be supportive, and be cautious about when to start talking to the teacher and the school. If you’re concerned that playground arguments involve physicality, or that disputes between your child and the teacher are chronic, more than a one-time occurrence, then it might be time to arrange a visit.

What a lot of parents don't expect about school

Schools need parents

Then again, you don’t necessarily need an altercation to motivate a visit to the school. Rather, getting involved in helping the school can be much better for all sides. You become known to teachers and staff, rather than a concerned and potentially hostile parent. You learn more about what the school offers and volunteer to help it get and properly use the resources that contribute to a better education for your child.

School is demanding. Monetarily, time-wise, with your attention, you are going to be making a lot of concessions to it. However, your involvement is crucial in not only your child’s success but your school’s success.

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X-plosion club night

X-plosion club night

Hello everyone my name is Bradley I am 12 years old, I am writing this post to go in the kid’s corner of our family blog. On the last Friday of every month local to us is a kids club called X-plosion club night, it is for ages 11 to 14 year’s and it costs £4.70 if you get your ticket in advance or it is £6 on the door.

I have only been going for the past few month and I really enjoy going, I arrange with my friends in advance and it gives me something to look forward to, they have a DJ playing  house, garage and R&B music and I love spending my Friday nights with my mates singing and dancing to our favourite music.

At first my mum and dad was unsure of letting me go as they was worried about what went on inside but they was soon assured that there was security on the door and inside and no kids are allowed out of the building once inside unless there is an appropriate adult there to collect them.

I take some money with me as I can buy a nice cold drink when I get hot from dancing and there is also snacks available to buy if I wish, as I live furthest away I knock for my friends along the way and mum and dad pick me up.

The X-plosion club night starts at 7.30 pm and finishes at 10.30 pm there is a limit to 400 people maximum so they like us to book in advance if possible.

This is a fun and safe place that I like to go to spend some fun time with my mates and have lots of fun.

X-plosion club night

I hope you have enjoyed reading my post for kids corner.

Bradley.