Summer is quickly coming to an end, which means it is almost time for your kids to go back to school. This can be an exciting and challenging time for a Mom. Here are some helpful tips to make the transition less stressful for you and your little ones.
1. Re-establish an Early Bedtime
During the last few weeks of summer ease your kids back into a routine. This is most likely going to be a challenge, but a healthy routine, including going to bed earlier, can help ease the transition into the new school year. This can help you avoid a battle on the first day of school when you have to wake your kids up bright and early.
2. Back to School Clothes and Supplies Shopping
The most exciting part for your children about a new school year is the back to school shopping! Go through your children’s wardrobes and sort through what clothes they already have and make a list. This will help remind of what your child needs and what they already have. This can also help you make it easier when your child begs for that cool new jacket. Plan ahead so you can find the best deals in town. When you go shopping for school supplies don’t forget your students classroom supply checklist to make sure they have everything they need for the first day of school. (more…)