For some of us, saying goodbye to summer is not easy. No more lazy, non-scheduled days, lounging in our PJs all morning or spending the afternoon at the beach building sandcastles. While some of us look forward to having a routine again, mornings before school can get hectic. Getting the kids out of bed, dressed, fed and packed up and out the door on time can be stressful. Take a look at a few organizational tips to help you and your family avoid the back-to-school frenzy.
Share your expertise. Kids spend 70 per cent of their time outside of school and you are an expert on your child. Early in the term, fill the teacher in on your child’s strengths and interests, personality patterns and specific learning challenges. When you help the teacher connect with your child, you set everyone up for success.
Moving can be a stressful event for the entire family. A parent could be starting a new job; the hassle of packing and unpacking an entire home; and traveling to the new home can all wreak havoc on your happy family. This is especially true if your children will be starting at a new school. Transition is a challenge for everyone, and everyone handles it differently, including children. Here are some tips that will help to make the move a little easier on the kids (and on you!)
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