The first day of school is right around the corner. And, if you haven’t already, there are some things you really need to do. Whether it’s the back-to-school shopping you’ve been putting off or making a lunch station, these are things that will make the start of the school year much easier.
Go Back-to-School Shopping
No one likes to go back-to-school shopping. The parents don’t like it and the kids certainly don’t like it. However, it needs to be done. Most schools put out a list of supplies your child will need. The only problem is that you’ll more than likely to have to go back and purchase more supplies that teachers want your kids to have. It’s frustrating. That’s why you want to limit the amount spent during the first trip.
Start Going to Bed Earlier and Getting Up Earlier
If you want your kids to have an easier time getting up early, start putting them to bed earlier and earlier each night during the last couple weeks of summer vacation. You also want to start waking them up earlier and earlier each morning. This will make it much easier for your kids to get back into the routine.
Create Outfits for Your Little Ones
Parents that have little kids will love this tip. Instead of allowing your six-year-old to spend 30 minutes picking out the perfect outfit. Sit down with her once a week to create outfits. You can then roll the outfits together and place them in a drawer or put them on hangers together. This will make your mornings so much easier.
Make a Lunch Station
Even if your kids don’t pack their own lunches, it can be handy to have a lunch station. You can quickly grab a couple fruits and vegetables, some protein, dairy, etc to pop into their bags. No more rummaging through the fridge, looking for everything your kids need for a balanced meal.
Talk to Your Kids About Expectations
Last, but not least, talk to your kids about what you expect from them. For example, you might expect for them to have all their school supplies in their backpacks and by the door for the next day before going to bed. You might also expect for them to do their best. Your kids don’t have to make straight A’s, but they do need to try their hardest.
Being better prepared for the first day of school will make things easier for everyone. Sure, your kids will still whine and dread the day, but at least the first day won’t be a disaster.