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Back to School: 5 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Go Back Confident

August 15th, 2023 by Lauren

The summer break is drawing to a close, and the time has come for your child to head back to school. As parents, it’s important to understand that this transition can be both exciting and nerve-wracking for our little learners. At Estia Tuition, we believe that a confident start to the new academic year is crucial for setting the tone for success. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of five valuable tips to help prepare children to go back to school with confidence and enthusiasm.


  1. Embrace a Positive Mindset


As the new school term begins, encourage your child to adopt a positive mindset. Remind them of their past achievements, highlighting how capable and resilient they have been in overcoming challenges. Instead of dwelling on potential hurdles, focus on the opportunities for growth and learning that the new year presents. Remind them that mistakes are a natural part of the learning process and that each one is an opportunity to improve.


  1. Establish a Routine


The summer break often involves a more relaxed schedule, but as we near the new school year, it’s essential to re-establish a consistent daily routine. Help your child adjust their sleep patterns gradually so that they are well-rested and alert for their school day. Designate specific times for homework, meals, play, and relaxation. A well-structured routine can reduce anxiety and provide a sense of stability, helping your child feel prepared and in control.


  1. Reinforce Learning with Estia Tuition


It can be helpful to reintroduce sit-down learning at home before going back to school. The Estia program has shown that just 20 minutes of learning, twice a week is enough to sustain learning over the summer break, but with lessons on-demand, you can practice whatever and whenever you want. With the full curriculum available, you can get ahead on next years learning, or revisit last years lessons to boost the foundation of learning for the essential Maths and English subjects.


  1. Engage in Open Communication


Maintain open lines of communication with your child about their feelings and expectations for the new school year. Encourage them to share any concerns they may have and assure them that you are there to support them every step of the way. Be actively involved in their school life by attending parent-teacher conferences, checking their progress regularly, and celebrating their accomplishments.


  1. Cultivate a Growth Mindset


A growth mindset fosters resilience and a willingness to take on challenges. Teach your child that intelligence and abilities can be developed through dedication and effort by praising their efforts and strategies rather than merely focusing on outcomes. Emphasise the value of perseverance and hard work, helping them understand that they can improve and excel in their studies with determination and a positive attitude.




As parents, we play a vital role in helping our children go back to school confidently. By fostering a positive mindset, establishing a routine, reinforcing learning with Estia Tuition, promoting open communication, and cultivating a growth mindset, we can empower our children to embrace the new academic year with enthusiasm and self-assurance.


At Estia Tuition, we are committed to being your child’s dedicated learning partner. With our online programme, we strive to make learning enjoyable and effective, setting your child up for success throughout the school year and beyond. Together, let’s make this academic year one of growth, achievement, and limitless possibilities.