By Jennifer O'Donnell, About.com Guide
- Prepare for a New School Year
- Back to School Challenges
- Helping at Home
- After-School Issues
- Additional Resources for Back to School
Prepare for a New School Year
The tween years bring a number of milestones and challenges. If your child is headed off to middle school, or is in the final years of elementary school, it's important to know how to begin the experience with a solid footing. Preparing for a new school year experience begins long before that first day of school. Ideally, you should begin the transition months ahead of time. Here's what you need to know about getting ready for back to school.
- What is Middle School?
- What is Middle School Like?
- How to Prepare Your Child for Middle School
- What to Expect from Middle School Orientation
- Middle School Rules Your Tween Should Know
- How Middle School Can Be Fun for Tweens
- How to Foster Classroom Success
- Locker Tips for Preteens
- Fun Locker Accessories for Your Preteen
- Locker Decorating Made Easy
- Why You Should Take a Middle School Tour
- The School Supplies All Tweens Need
- Organize Your Back to School Routine
- The Secrets of School Success
- Save Money on Back to School Clothes
- Healthy Breakfast Ideas to Start the School Day
- What Makes Someone a Good Student?
- What You'll Learn at Back to School Night
- Joining the School Band - Tips for Tweens and Parents
- Understanding the School Dress Code
Back to School Challenges
It's almost overwhelming to think about all the challenges tweens face at school these days. Bullying, frenemies, testing, and then there's that whole issue about dressing out for gym. But you can help your child manage the obstacles that school presents. Think about these challenges when planning your back to school strategy.
- Finding Classes at Middle School
- Helping Kids Deal with Middle School Problems
- When Tweens Hate School
- Know the Signs of Bullying
- How to Stop Bullying in the Tween Years
- What is Relational Aggression?
- Is Your Tween a Mean Girl?
- Does Your Tween Have a Frenemy?
- Getting Her Period at School
- How to Transition Your Child into a New School Year
- Academic Success and Popularity - Is There a Link?
- How to Reduce School Stress
- Where to Find a Personal Tutor
- Learning Disabilities in Middle School
- Does Your Child Have a Phobia of School?
- What is a School Counselor/Guidance Counselor?
- How Kids Change in Middle School
- Are the Needs of Middle School Students Being Met?
- School Cheating - Why Students Cheat
- When Your Child Has to Miss School - Here's What to Do
Helping at Home
Your child's school year experience will depend on how you support him at home. Making sure he has a good work/study environment is key, as is knowing when he needs your help with a subject, a friend problem, or a teacher problem. If your tween knows he has your support, there's no challenge he can't overcome. Here's how to help make sure your child's school experience is the best it can be.
- How Parent Involvement Benefits Students
- Conquer Tween Homework Challenges
- Is Your Child Sleepy at School?
- School and Stress: How to Help
- Test Taking Tips for Tweens
- Communicating with Your Child's Teacher
- How to Write a Homework Contract
- Craft Supplies for School Projects
Is your tween ready to stay home alone after school this year? Are you wondering what extra-curricular activities are available to your tween? The after-school hours are as important to your child's learning experience as are the hours of the school day. Below are a few after-school issues you and your tween should consider when discussing your back to school routine.
- Is Your Tween Ready to Stay Home Alone After School?
- Does Your Tween Need After-School Care?
- Is Your Tween Too Sick for School?
- Faking Sick to Get Out of School?
- Finding Extra-Curricular Activities
- Enrichment Activities for Preteens
- Tweens and Non-Competitive Sports
- Healthy After-School Snacks
- What to Expect From School Tryouts
- What to Know About School Dances
Additional Resources for Back to School
Whether it's preparing for middle school or finding great sources for homework and projects, these resources can help your tween prepare for back to school and provide information throughout the school year.