Are your kids nervous about returning to school in the fall? As a parent, your goal is to guide them and let them know change is okay. However, do you also experience some anxieties during the weeks leading up to the school season? Perhaps you will find peace of mind with some of these helpful tips to make getting back to school smoother for all involved.
New Routine Means Adjustments: The school year brings about a busier schedule than your family is used to during the lazy summer days. Make sure you are prepared for the challenges ahead, and start early with the adjustment process. Open communication and positive thinking will help everyone’s transition be much smoother.
Organization is Key: As the summer winds down, you can take advantage of this slowed down lifestyle. Get organized for the busy school year by gathering important information your students will need for classes, get their physicals out of the way, and update their school emergency contact and health information for the coming year. Also, you can start to think of creative and healthy meals your kids will enjoy. This way they can continue to be nutritious even when at school.
Gathering School Supplies: This may be your least favorite part of preparing for back to school. But it is important for your children to learn how to take advantage of sales, follow a list of instructions, and stay organized. It is always a good idea to buy what you know you will need early, if you can. Whether this includes new clothes or supplies such as notebooks, pens, assignment books, folders, and more, you can get ahead of the game to avoid stress once school approaches.
All of us here at Downey Insurance Group hope these tips will help your family have a smooth transition back into school. The idea of going to a new institution or returning to old friends with new experiences can be both exciting and nerve racking. Giving your children the confidence they need to succeed in the world of academia is the best gift you can give them. So help them head back to school the right way with organization, the best supplies, and some independence!