My kids headed back to school today after a very long Summer holiday. Keeping in line with the COVID-19 regulations; their 2021 academic year will pretty much start off the same as it ended in 2020. Meaning they will have in-classroom as well as remote teaching on a rotational basis. Getting back into a routine after not having to worry about packed school lunches for so long; is going to be a bit of a challenge. With an already busy schedule of my own with back-to-back meetings and the kids having to focus on their schoolwork; time is of the essence and heading out to get a meal or grocery items is not always a possibility. View Post
Going back to school after the summer vacation can be tough on certain kids. The transition from vacation to school is not always smooth sailing during the first or even second week of the new school term. Not all kids are super excited to start school. One of those kids is my youngest daughter, Mika. School is not her favourite place to look forward to after a fun-filled holiday break. In fact, she wish to be home-schooled as she stressed this to us repeatedly. Unlike Lea (my other daughter) who is always eager for the new school year to start; Mika is not so enthusiastic.
For the past three years, since starting Grade 1, Mika has been experiencing back-to-school anxiety. She would get physically ill. Her blood pressure would drop resulting in dizziness, vomiting and complaints of headaches and stomach cramps. But we always insisted on school attendance and only in severe cases would keep her home. Usually by the second week of the new school year, she has settled in and all is forgotten. View Post