Getting your family prepared to head back to school can be difficult, especially after a long, fun-filled summer. Here are a few of our favorite Back to School Tips to help you along the way.
1 : Back-to-School Supplies Checklist - Use the same checklist each time you shop to keep track of what items you have and those you still need. More than one child? Simply print 2, 3, 4 lists and add their name.
2 : Get Into The Routine. The week before school starts set your alarms and run your daily schedule like school has started. Not only will you see how long it's really going to take to get ready each morning but it's also good to get yourself adjusted to a new time table in advance.
3 : Make Breakfast. You don't have time to make breakfast everyday but you don't want your kids eating poptarts everyday either. Make pancakes or waffles in a huge batch ahead of time and freeze them. In the morning, heat them in the microwave or toaster for a fast filling breakfast.
4 : Set Timers. Younger kids who can't tell time, and older kids who don't keep track, can get behind in the morning. Set a timer to let them know when to move on to the next task. Timers are also good to assure they are brushing their teeth long enough!
5 : Smile! Going back to school can be stressful but it should also be exciting. Smile and your kids will smile too. Don't forget to have the camera ready to catch all the happy grins.
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