Back to school is here, and the struggle to get back into the swing of things has been oh so real around here! We just moved from South Florida to Central Florida, so the kids started at a new school. It’s been a bit of a change to say the least! New place, new teachers, new surroundings, new everything!
Now that we are already a few weeks into the school year (FL starts early!) the kids are starting to get the hang of our new routine. I’m not loving waking up extra early, but I’m making sure to get my rest so I can be on top of my mom-game!
Are you dreading summer ending and the whole school schedule starting over again?
Here are some helpful tips to get back into the back to school swing:
Back to School Tips for Parents
1. Prepare early. Definitely take the kids to meet their teachers and check out their new classrooms, if your school allows it. This will help eliminate some of the “unknown” for them.
2. Read back-to-school books. If you’re child is starting preschool for the very first time, I have a helpful list of first day of school books for preschoolers here.
3. Pack lunches, pick out clothes, and have backpacks ready the night before! This is the biggest make-or-break factor for me getting my kids to school on time. Otherwise, if I don’t prep the night before our mornings are a hot mess. Don’t forget to plan out what everyone will be having for breakfast, too!
4. Get kids back on a school schedule a week or two before school actually starts – align their snacks, lunches, baths, appropriate sleep time, etc. with how they will be during the school year. This will help big time once the first day of school arrives.
5. Kids aren’t the only creatures of habit. Get yourself back into a routine, too! Don’t forget to get your sleep to be a happy, cheerful parent for the new back-to-school year!
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