It’s time for Back to School! Here are 8 Handy tips to starting this year’s school year off right!
1. Sleep Schedule:
About one and a half to two weeks before school starts, set your children’s sleep schedules back
to appropriate times, so they get a good night’s sleep and can function in the morning.
2. Clubs and Sports:
Get your children involved in clubs and sports. It will teach them time management, keep them
active, and let them blow off steam from school.
3. Night Before:
Have your kids put together their backpacks, homework, and outfits before bed. This will be a
huge time saver, and it will help your mornings run smoothly. You will no longer waste time
trying to find a home work folder or a left shoe.
Go through your children’s closets and gather all of their out-grown or ratty clothing. Now you’ll
exactly what each kid will need for back to school clothes shopping. It is also a good idea to
donate all of the unneeded clothing to second hand stores to help those in need.
Keep home lunches simple. Make sure you’re getting in plenty of fruits and veggies in every
meal. There are tons of ideas for lunches here: Lunch Box Ideas. Also, having a fun lunch box can
help keep them excited about lunch time.
Have a set time for homework. This will help your kids avoid procrastination, learn time
management, and become more organized.
Make sure to address any anxieties your children may have. Here is a great site that’ll give you
advice for helping them getting over nerves: Back-to-School Anxiety
Give your children a budget for clothes and school supplies. This will teach them how to manage
money and let them learn responsibility. Give your older kids a set amount of money and let
them add whatever money they have saved.
We hope this year’s school year is a success! What other things do you do to make sure things run smooth? We’d love to hear!