DURAND, Mich. –– The weather is turning, soon the leaves will follow suit, and a harbinger of autumn is in sight: the first day of school. Do yourself a favor and help your kids prepare in advance for the school year, thereby avoiding chaos the night before the first day. Here’s how you can get your kids ready to go back to school.
What’s for lunch?
Instead of throwing together a smorgasbord of snacks and potentially an apple for your children's lunches the morning of, plan out what you can pack for them a week ahead. This gives you time to ensure they get a healthy meal, and allows room for them to choose one or two items they prefer. Make the lunches the night before and keep your morning meltdown-free.
Are backpacks packed?
Your kids are bound to forget something they need on the firs day of school –– a book, pencils, a ruler –– which is why you should round them up and get everything situated before the first day of class. Help your kids pack their backpacks with the necessary school supplies and books a day or two beforehand. Everything will be ready the morning of and all your kids will have to do is sling their backpacks on their shoulders as they head out the door.
No more staying up late.
It’s one thing to get lunches and backpacks ready, but the hardest thing for kids is simply waking up early enough for school. You don’t want to bother with storming into each child's bedroom three times over before they finally listen and get out from under the covers. The best way to avoid your kids being late on their first day of school is to adjust their sleep schedule now, and no later. Start putting your kids to bed earlier, and waking them up earlier. By the time the first day of school hits, they should be ready to rise and shine without giving pushback.
Don’t wait to calm their nerves.
To kids, school is like a dark, ominous raincloud moving in over their summer beach party. Help them shake off that idea and learn to enjoy their school environment. The last thing you want is for your kids to pout or give you grief about getting out the door because they’re nervous about the first day of school. Prepare your kids by having a casual talk with them about why they’re nervous or excited for school. Have them lay it all out, expose their feelings, and it may help them feel like a burden was lifted. They’ll walk into class with a clear mind and more confidence.
These are just some of the major tactics you can use to get your kids ready to go back to school. Hopefully they spark other ideas that you can leverage to prepare your kids for the school year. Feel free to comment below if you have other tips for parents. Remember, after you drop your young scholars off on the first day of class, stop in at our Genesee County area used car dealer for an oil change or any other auto service you need – for once without the kids in the backseat fighting.
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