Most moms I know are already looking ahead to September 2022- back to school mode and all that comes with it!
If you're like me, you're probably ready to start gearing up for the new school year but don't exactly know where to start. Never fear, because I've compiled a list of my top five tips for making the transition back to school as stress-free as possible. Check them out below!
1. Get organized before school starts
Getting organized before school starts can be a daunting task, especially if you're dealing with a messy room. But there are a few simple steps you can take to get things under control. First, take inventory of your kids' furniture. If you have a desk, make sure it's clear of clutter and that everything your child needs is within easy reach. If you don't have a desk, now might be the time to invest in one. It will make studying a lot easier for your kiddo.
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Second, declutter your room. Get rid of anything you don't need or use and find a place for everything else. Once your room is clean and organized, you'll be able to focus on your studies and have a more enjoyable school year.
2. Set goals for the year
As the new year begins, it's time to set some goals. And while your child may not be able to control everything that happens in the world, there are likely some things they can definitely do better this year. For starters, there are always things like spending more time with family, being nicer to siblings, getting better grades in school, or starting to learning a new hobby.
No matter what your kid chooses, setting a goal for the year is a great way to stay on track and make positive changes. So let's make this year the best one yet!
3. Establish a new routine
Even the most well-organized family can feel like they're running on empty during the first few weeks of school. Between homework, after-school activities, and extracurriculars, it's hard to find time for anything else.
One way to help ease the transition back into the school year is to establish a new routine. This doesn't mean that you have to become a slave to your calendar, but having a general sense of what needs to be done and when can help to make things run more smoothly.
For example, you might want to set aside some time each evening for homework, and make sure that everyone is in bed at a reasonable hour so that everyone can get a good night's sleep. Taking the time to establish a new routine now can help to make the rest of the school year more manageable.
4. Make sure your kids get enough rest and exercise
Most kids need about 10 hours of sleep a day, but some may need as much as 12 or 13 hours.
Exercise is also important for children, but the amount they need depends on their age. For example, infants and toddlers up to age 4 should get at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Preschoolers should get at least 1 hour a day, and school-age kids should get at least 1 hour a day.
However, it's not just the quantity of sleep and exercise that's important - quality is also crucial. A child who gets plenty of sleep but doesn't have time to play or be active during the day isn't getting the most out of their down time. Similarly, a child who gets plenty of exercise but doesn't get enough sleep is likely to be tired and cranky.
To ensure that your child is getting the most out of their day, make sure they have
time for both sleep and exercise. A new mattress can help with sleep, and a new play set can help ensure kids get enough heart-pumping outdoor play.
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5. Try something new
The start of school is also a great time to shake things up, why not suggest your kid join a new club or start a new extracurricular activity? It can be a great way to meet new friends and learn new skills.
There are tons of clubs and activities out there, so there's sure to be something that interests you. So why not give it a try? You might just discover a new passion together with your child!