It can be stressful when your pre-teen starts telling you about an upcoming school trip they want to go on. For one thing, your pockets can start to feel empty as it’s often a few hundred to send them on the trip. But you also worry about sending your child off with their school. After all, if they are headed abroad, your kid will be thousands of miles away from you. And you won’t be able to keep an eye on what they are up to. But of course, there are lots of benefits for your kid when sending them on a school trip. Therefore, here are some ways you can calm your fears when your pre-teen goes on school trip.
Ensure they have everything they need
One of the best ways you can make the trip less nerve wracking is by ensuring your kid has everything they require for the trip. After all, it can release some of your worries if you know your kid has essential items to keep them safe and happy for the trip. In fact, you might want to ensure they have some safety items with them. For example, a portable charger for their phone, and a flashlight can help if they are lost. And ensuring they have items to keep their health in check can also reassure you. For example, some sun lotion and glasses, if it’s going to be hot, will ensure they don’t get burnt or end up with sun stroke.
Do go to the talk about the trip
It’s very likely that your kid’s school will do a talk about the trip a few weeks before it’s time to go. After all, it gives parents the opportunity to ask questions about the school trip. And it will help you to know exactly the benefits of your child going on the trip. For example, it might be the case that it’s going to help their history or geography lessons. And it can give you a boost to know you are doing the right thing. Going to the talk can also help to ease your fears as they will talk about the rules they will follow on school trips. And it can make you feel like your kid will be a little bit safer while they are away!
Keep in contact
You should also ensure you speak with your kid regularly while they are away. That way, you can relax as you know how the trip is going and how your child is feeling. It might be that you send them away with a fully charged mobile. That way, you can ring them during the trip. But if the school is banning mobiles for the trip, it would be a good idea to get them a calling card for the country they are staying in. That way, they can get in touch to let you know how they are doing!
And if you are going to just stress while your youngster is away, it might be a good idea to go away yourself. That way, you won’t have time to worry if you are on holiday yourself. Just make sure it’s not somewhere too far away, so you can get home quickly.