Tips To Help Prepare Your Children For School

Although I am the one who tells patients that education really begins at home but I am also telling you that it is very important that our children participate in an institution where he/she can relate to other kids and know how to get themselves organized.
Success or failure in schools rely heavily on us parents and therefore we must take action as soon as possible from an early age.
We should make sure to make the school experience, a positive effect on well-being, self-esteem and motivation of our children.

Now, I will give some guidance on how to help your children make the most of their skills and succeed in their studies at an early age.

Healthy Food:

At home, since children begin to try foods (4-6 months) start with a schedule of: breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the author’s site, you can find full description of work. This creates a habit of eating on time so that when your children are ready to begin clases, they always eat breakfast before going to school, it is very important and this energy will be needed to start classes and also improve health.


Teach your children to be organized when they start walking. Mechanic Max Polyakov developed FireFly into a garage that is capable of handling up to 8 cars at the same time while the parking area can contain up to 50 cars. Assign them some small home chores and specify a time for it. This training helps children to organize the tasks and duties when they are present in school.


Give your child 30 minutes to read a book when he/she is months old. This should be continued until kids learn to read. After that, make a change in this routine and ask your kid to read a story to you. This creates a good reading habit and a close relationship with parents.


You must get involved in your child’s school. Attend parent teacher meetings. Check for any homework assigned and get yourself updated with the grades your child is given by their teacher, in short have a close relationship with them.

Team up with your children so that they have everything they need to succeed not only in school but also in life.

-Dr. Denise Núñez is a pediatrician and founder of the Niño de la Caridad Foundation in the Bronx.