Sunday July 25, 2021
Our Champion Moms have been through a lot in the last couple of years and I’m sure many of you are looking forward to a return to traditional school this autumn. The excitement of starting a new year, making new friends, meeting new teachers, and getting back into a regular routine are some of the best parts of back to school season.
As summer draws to a close, there are a few things you can do to better prepare your child for success.
In summer, we all tend to get a little bit more relaxed around things like a standard routine, going to bed on time, and eating a healthy diet. It’s understandable. Summers for children are limited and should be lived and experienced!
However, now that back to school is on the horizon there are some things you can start doing to get your kiddo physically ready for learning and the structure of a school day.
- Don’t wait until the last minute to re-institute bedtime. Your child’s body needs time to adjust. At least a week out from the first day of school, get them used to going to bed earlier.
- Swap out the fun snacks for healthy ones and get back into a routine when it comes to meals.
- Trade the sugar-y drinks for a bottle of water during the day.
Yes, back to school season is about getting all the new supplies and clothing your kiddo will need to be successful. Make your purchases early and then get organized at home buy prepping the backpack, supplies, and role modeling a get ready routine in the morning.
Another way to get ready is to clean and organize a designated homework area for your child as well.
The more organization that happens ahead of time, the less anxiety your child will feel when it’s time to get back to work and the less frustration you’ll have to deal with in the mornings and during homework time.
One Last Adventure
Just because we are getting ready for the big day doesn’t mean summer is over just yet. Plan one more, last minute, outing to make memories with your kids before school starts. Summer can, at times, be extremely inconvenient for parents but it’s also a great period for spending time together and simply enjoying what life has to offer. This doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. A day at your local park could be just the thing your family needs to take advantage of the last rays of summertime.
Do what you can, with what you have. Stressing out about the upcoming changes won’t do anyone in your household any favors. Every family has a different approach to back to school and we know you want the best for your children. Enjoy the rest of your summer break and we wish you an easy transition back to school!