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Back to school

Back to school

Photo: Star Lifestyle Archives/Sazzad Ibne Sayed
Photo: Star Lifestyle Archives/Sazzad Ibne Sayed

Eid vacation has come to a lazy end, and parents and children alike are now eyeing hectic early mornings while struggling to return to the normal lifestyle. Getting back to school -- or work --after a break can cause distress and discomfort.

A vacation calls for changing sleep patterns. Children are allowed to stay up late. Therefore, it is best to think ahead and put your children to bed a couple of hours before he or she normally would during vacations so that the biological clock can readjust.

Tiredness or restlessness might be a problem with your children if they have travelled during the vacation. Therefore, plenty of sleep is paramount.

Set the alarm clock half an hour earlier than usual. Since you will make lunch and get your children ready some extra time might come in handy.

Children might not be able to focus well the first week. Therefore, go slow on the homework, but slowly reacquaint them by starting off with easy exercises and subjects that appeal to them more. And in no time, post-vacation blues will go out the window!

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