This segment is dedicated to “Back to School”. We start of with the Battlefield and discuss tips for preparing kids for going to a big school for the first time (kindergarten). Here are some survival tips to make the first day easier:
1) Do a dry run – visit the school, practice dropping off, practice picking up
2) Get everything ready the night before
3) Learn the teacher’s name – say how positive it will be
4) Get plenty of sleep
5) Eat Healthy Foods
6) Create a morning schedule – practice a day or two before
Because the first week is going to be a big deal for them, they are probably going to be exhausted. In the Stuff To Do segment we suggest giving them a 10-15 massage to their neck, head, and shoulders. To prepare for school, our SuperCharge segment introduces Brain Packets by Deborah McNelis. These are products that assist in early brain development building language, cognitive, social-emotional, physical skills of kids. We debate whether you should police your children’s clothes and if so, at what age in Dad’s Debate. The homework for the week is to give your kids extra attention. Give them a little more of your time, hug them, and be sure to pay attention to them. You can also give them that massage we suggested. We close up the episode with the Quote of the Day by Tom Bodett, “The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”
Welcome & Intros (0:00) – Jason & Alan discuss kids going back to school for this episode.
The Battlefield (3:32) – The difficulties of starting school and some tips to cope with it.