Waking up early for school can be a drag, and arriving at school on time can be even harder. However, attending school on time is very important. Prompt attendance allows students to learn properly, and avoid punishments such as detentions. Fortunately, there are a number of simple tips to make sure you get to school on time.
Wake Up Early
Waking up early is an effective way to ensure that your child arrives at school on time. If your child wakes up late and is always in a rush, you will be stressed out and often miss the tardy bell. If your child wakes up early, it allows him plenty of time to relax, brush his teeth, shower, and do all the things necessary to get to school on time. Waking up earlier and arriving at school before the bell rings will let your child’s mind and body adjust to morning, and be fully charged by the time lessons begin. To make sure your child wakes up early, use an alarm clock to make sure he wakes up early and promptly.
Maintain A Regular Sleep Schedule
While this can be difficult at times with extracurricular activities, homework, and exams, maintaining a regular sleep schedule is crucial to getting to school on time. Let your child go to bed at a reasonable hour and wake up about the same time every day; with time, his body will get into a rhythm that it understands. By doing this, your child can successfully program his body to wake up early so he can arrive at school on time.
Don’t Overestimate How Much Time You Have
Another reason students often show up late to school is, they lose track of time, and overestimate how much time they have left before leaving to go to school. There are a number of factors to take into account to ensure your child arrives at school on time, including potential traffic or delay. Therefore, it is important to calculate how much time it actually takes your child to travel from your house to school, and then leave a few minutes before that as an extra cushion.
Keep Things In A Safe Place
Another reason students arrive late to school is that they forget where they put important belongings, such as bags, shoes, stationeries or textbooks. If your child does not have a regular place to put these items, your child may scramble around in the morning trying to find them, wasting precious time. Train your child to keep items he takes to school every day in a specific place that he will remember. This way, he will be able to find these items and depart promptly to school when he is ready.
With these tips, you can save yourself and child unnecessary stress and help him arrive at school on time! Your child will feel more relaxed, learn more from each lesson, and maintain greater control over his daily life.