Today Henry went back to school, the first time since lockdown and I am kind of relieved that some normality has begun.
Getting kids ready for school is no easy task especially when their first initial answer is NO, so with Henry we do try bribery.
Now I know some people may frown upon that, but do I care, No I don’t.
At the end of the day you do what you gotta do, and when a kid is screaming blue murder you know there is no further option.
Henry got a little stressed because we didn’t cut through the large playground like we normally do, and all the classes are mixed at the moment, and so we have to follow the rules like everyone else, and so I just calmed him down as much as possible and passed him over to the teacher, praying that I don’t get a call later to pick him up because he has had a difficult day.
Children with ADHD like my son has, they can find change difficult so we did what we always do, and when I say we, me and my mother, showed him images of where he will need to go and what his classroom is like, as getting them prepared as much as possible does really help.
Also letting him choose an activity he can do in the car beforehand is a good distraction away from the new transition.
I would recommend planning the night before and saving yourself time is the key to a successful school run. I hate panicking and getting into a friendsey when if it had been done the night before like have all their uniform ready and ready to grab, have his book bag filled with his school books and snack for the day and even getting out his shoes, are great time savers.
It really does and I even got up extra early today to give myself time to get ready. This meant having little sleep, but now after feeling like zombie fill right and rain.
So keep safe everyone and many thanks for reading,