August 23, 2023

10 Ways to Help Nervous Kids Feel Secure About Going Back to School. (Make Them Feel Special With Custom Baseball Caps From Rey to Z!)

Hey, Mama! As the school bells ring and backpacks are packed once again, it's that time of the year when we send our little ones back to school, sporting their stylish custom baseball caps  ! But wait - do you notice a bit of hesitation, nervousness, or maybe even some tears when you mention the word 'school'? Worry not, Mama! We've got your back with 10 ways to help your nervous kids feel secure about heading back to the classroom, all while donning those trend baseball caps.   Let's dive in and make this school year a breeze for both you and your little ones.

10 Ways to Help Nervous Kids Feel Secure About Going Back to School.

Open Up the Conversation

Start by having a heart-to-heart talk with your child about their feelings regarding going back to school. Create an environment where they feel comfortable sharing their concerns and worries, Listen actively, validate their emotions, and let them know that it's absolutely normal to feel a little nervous.

Visit the School Together

Why not explore the school grounds together? A visit to the school before the big day can work wonders. Walk around the campus, visit the classroom, and maybe even meet the teacher if possible. Familiarity can help ease those first-day jitters and allow your child to envision a positive experience.  Fun Bonus: Dress the whole fam in hats from Rey to Z and make a splash at Back to School night! We have hats for Mama, dad, siblings and even grandma and grandpa!

Reconnect with Friends 

Help your kiddo reconnect with their school friends before school starts, sporting their personalized  custom baseball caps . Fun Idea: Get the whole friend crew matching custom hats from Rey to Z and take some epic back to school pics of your cutie and all of their besties! Organize playdates or get-togethers to rekindle those friendships. Having friendly faces to look forward to can significantly reduce the anxiety of going back to school. 

Create a Routine

Establishing a daily routine can provide a sense of stability and predictability, which is comforting for nervous kids. Create a visual schedule that outlines their day – from waking up to bedtime – including school hours, playtime, and family time. Make it fun with colorful stickers and visuals, and let their cap be a part of their daily ensemble.

Involve Them in Back-to-School Shopping

Turn the back-to-school shopping experience into an exciting adventure, with custom baseball caps  that compliment any outfit. Involve your cutie in choosing school supplies, picking out a new backpack, and selecting outfits that make them feel like a star.. This not only builds excitement but also makes them feel like an active participant in the process.

Practice Separation

If separation anxiety is a concern, practice short separations in the weeks leading up to school. Leave them with a trusted family member or friend for brief periods, gradually extending the time. This helps build their confidence and shows them that you'll always come back.

Share Your School Stories 

Share your own positive school experiences and stories with your cutie. Let them know that you also had first-day jitters but that everything turned out just fine. This can create a sense of connection and reassurance that they're not alone in their feelings.

Create a Comfort Object 

For younger kids, having a comfort object like a small toy, a family photo, or a special piece of clothing can provide a sense of security. This familiar item can travel with them to school, serving as a comforting reminder of home

 Practice Relaxation Techniques

Teach your child simple relaxation techniques like deep breathing, visualization, or even yoga poses. These techniques can help them manage their anxiety when they start feeling overwhelmed, giving them a sense of control over their emotions.

 Celebrate Small Wins

Acknowledge and celebrate even the smallest achievements. Did they make a new friend? Did they participate in class? These wins boost their self-esteem and reinforce the idea that school is a place where positive things can happen. 

Fun Ways to Reward Your Kids for Making It Through the First Week!

Ice Cream Date

Treat your cutie to a favorite ice cream flavor and enjoy a special outing together.

Movie Night

Have a movie marathon featuring your child's favorite films, complete with popcorn and cozy blankets.

**Crafting Extravaganza:**

Spend quality time creating fun crafts or DIY projects that they love.

Playdate Party 

Invite friends over for a playdate or sleepover, making memories they'll cherish.

Nature Adventure  

Plan a nature hike, picnic, or a visit to the zoo to celebrate their achievements.

Game Night

Have a family game night with board games, card games, and lots of laughter.

Special Book Time

Take them to a bookstore and let them pick out a new book they're excited about.

Pampering Session

 Have a spa day at home with bubble baths, face masks, and relaxation.

Cooking Together

 Prepare a favorite meal together, letting them take the lead in the kitchen.

New Adventure 

Plan a surprise outing to a place they've been wanting to visit, like a theme park or a museum.

As Mamas, we understand the challenges of preparing our nervous kids for the school year. With a little bit of patience, understanding, and these 10 effective strategies, you can help your child feel secure and confident about heading back to school. After your cuties triumphed through that first week, reward their efforts with a special celebration, creating a sense of accomplishment and anticipation for more wonderful weeks ahead. Remember, every child's journey is unique, so tailor these approaches to fit your child's personality and needs, while making their custom cap a symbol of comfort and style. Together, let's make this school year an exciting and enriching adventure for our little ones, capped off with confidence and celebration!

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Jennifer Bennett
Jennifer Bennett