Beat the Back-to-School Blues
After a long, lazy summer, does any kid want to go back to school? Use these simple tips to make their transition a little easier.
Prepare for Good Mornings
A few days before the first day of school, start talking with your kids about what their morning routines will look like. Young kids may have fun drawing pictures of each step of their morning schedules, while older students can benefit from creating "responsibility charts" that will help them sail smoothly through their daily routines. Also, practicing things like laying out clothes and packing lunches a day or two beforehand can help make the first early morning a smooth one.