Many students are heading back to school.
After raising two sons and working in our school district for fifteen years, I learned a few tricks along the way to keep things stress free for the school year.
Here are five simple tips to relieve the anxiety for those first days and throughout the school year.
Plan in everything you do.
Have their supplies packed and ready to go. After the school year kicks into gear, keep track of needed supplies. A great way to do this, stock up on pencils, pens, Kleenex, or any items your child might run out of and need throughout the year.
Plan what clothes they will wear. The fall can bring warm and chilly temperatures so having a mix of clothes for both types of weather handy will make your morning go smoother.
Check your child’s packback daily. If forms need signing, take care of them when you first see them or put them in a place to fill out later. This is a good time to see if homework is due for the next day or any upcoming projects that will need attention.
Have easy accessible breakfasts. For those that are not “breakfast eaters,” suggest a food they will eat. If they eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for breakfast, it's better than having nothing.
Plan their lunches. Will they buy from the menu their school cafeteria or take their lunch each day? Make sure if they buy their lunches, have adequate money in their funds. For taking lunches, make a plan of what they may want to take. A trip to the store may be a fun way to involve them in the planning.
Build these habits when your little ones are young. It will instill a great since of responsibility when they are older.
What tips and tricks do you do at your home to get ready for school? Jot me a note in the comment section.
I wish you a happy, successful, and stress free school year!
In honor of Book Lovers Day on August 9th, my writing pals and I are having fun this week by sharing all the ways we adore reading with the #BookLuvHop.
Visit the awesome bloggers listed at the end of this post who share their passion for reading. And hey, share your family-friendly blog link, along with a like or comment, and we'll spread the love your way!Reading is good for you! It helps keep your brain sharp in so many ways. Studies have shown this time and time again. This ABC news article confirms, “What Reading Does for the Brain.”
There are many books to read out there. We read books to improve ourselves and build us stronger in our thinking and self-worth.
I enjoy reading books that encourage me to learn of new ways to look at things I hadn’t thought about before.
We read to learn about other countries that we may want to visit or lands we want to experience, even if they’re mystical lands of the unknown.
It’s always fun to learn of new cultures and how others live.
A great fantasy will take you on an unexpected journey.
Reading inspires us to try something new. Learning how to make a craft, recipe, or improve our homes. My favorite recipes are when authors share the meaningful memories behind the meals they prepare.
Audio Books are another way we can enjoy reading. Many times we can multitask. We can draw, paint, clean, or work on projects as we listen to a great story.
We read to relax and to unwind from a busy day. One is never bored if they have a great book to read.
For me, having many books around to choose from is the best, depending on my mood.