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Back to schooolIt’s school time again!  You’re probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that summer is over.  Some kids feel nervous or a little scared on the first day of school because of all the new things:  starting school for the first time, new teachers, new friends, and maybe even a new school.  Allow kids time to adjust.  Remind them that everyone feels a little nervous about the first day of school and that it will become an everyday routine in no time.

It’s important to point out some positive things about going back to school, such as hanging out with old friends, meeting new classmates, buying cool school supplies, getting involved in sports and other activities– and like my daughter would say, showing off all their new clothes and funky accessories, if your child’s school does not have a dress code. 

Some schools distribute supply lists before the year begins, so you can stock up on pencils, folders, notebooks and whatever else your children will need in advance.  Be ahead of the game every morning by packing backpacks the night before.  This prevents the morning panic when your child can’t find their homework or permission slips.  Packing lunch ahead of time and putting it in the refrigerator will also save you time in the morning.  Get your child involved in packing their own lunch—they’ll be more likely to eat it if they’ve had a say in what goes in it!  Remember to make half their grains whole, and skip overly processed foods that are full of salt and sugar and low on nutrition.   Try to include a variety of foods in their lunches, especially fruits and vegetables. 

Here are a few tips for a fantastic school year:

·         Get enough sleep.

·         Eat a healthy breakfast.

·         Try your best.

·         Use good work habits, like writing down your assignments and turning in your homework on time.

·         Take your time with school work.  If you don’t understand something, ask the teacher.

·         Keep a sense of humor.

To ensure kids get the most out of school, be in touch with their teachers, and be sure to email or call  them throughout the school year to discuss your child’s’ academic strengths as well as weaknesses. 

Whether it’s the first day of school or the last, make sure your kids know you’re there to listen to their feelings and concerns, and that you don’t expect perfection – only that they try their best! 

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