Around this time of year, the back to school jitters can get the best of both you and your child. Both of you should look forward to going back to school! I know, it can be hard to get back into the swing of waking up early, carpooling, and packing school lunches for both you and your child. But, whatever grade your child may be entering, there are so many ways you can help them have a successful school year Here are a few tips to make the process a little bit easier for the both of you.
Plan Healthy Meals
After a summer of fun snacks and vacations, you may forget what you make for breakfast and lunch for your child when they go back to school. When you’re going to be running around in the morning before school, make sure you have a healthy and simple breakfast ready for them to eat. Starting a meal with a nutritious breakfast is so important for your little one! Preparing hard boiled eggs and sliced fruit the night before can help the mornings go more smoothly. And there are also so many fun lunch ideas for your child’s school lunch! Having fun with a school lunch makes the day better for both you and your child
Go Back to School Shopping Early
There is nothing as stressful as rushing around the day before your child has to go back to school just to see that your child needs an item that cannot be found in any nearby store! This will stress out both you and your kid. Make sure you print their school supply list and hit the school supply stores at the beginning of August to avoid this chaos.
Plan Out Extracurriculars
Just like with school supply shopping, it is best to plan out your kids after school hobbies or sports well in advance before they go back to school. While kids change their mind about what sport or instrument they want to play all the time, you can only make things easier on yourself by planning! Ask your child what sport or hobby they want to do during the school year, and plan it out early so you are not last minute scrambling to find a soccer team or piano instructor.
Spend Time Together
When your kids start school and come home after a long day of school and sports then only to turn to their homework you will miss spending quality time together! Spending time together with your child over the summer before school begins and when school starts will help the both of you become closer. Life is always busy, but spending quality time together helps to strengthen your bond.