No kid looks forward to the end of summer and school
starting back up again, but there are some steps you can take to ease them back
into the school year.
- Easy the kids back into their school-year routine – Start getting
them to go to bed earlier and getting up earlier so that it won’t be such a
shock to the system when they have to start getting up so much earlier again.
- Get organized ahead of time – Many stores have already
started their back-to-school sales. Get out there and start shopping for your
school supplies and new school clothes now, so that you’re not scrambling and
stressed out in the first days of school starting up, trying to get everything
your child needs.
- Plan school-time activities now – Start talking to your kids
about what extra-curricular activities they’d like to get involved in. If you
can start getting prepared early, that will also take some stress off when the
first day of school/sports/clubs rolls around.
- Set up a pre-determined homework routine – talking to your
kids now, and agreeing on a homework routine for when school starts also takes
some of the stress out of getting your kids to get their homework done. No one
likes homework, but it’s a fact of life, and if you and your yougins come up
with a plan together, this can help alleviate some of the chaos.