As the lazy days of summer come to an end, parents brace for the jarring transition to “the hustle and bustle" of the school year. So, our team of experts is here with tips to help make the back-to-school transition as smooth and stress-free as possible.
A good night’s sleep will make your kids happier, healthier and better able to focus at school. Many of our experts are parents, too, and we know that bedtime can be a struggle. But getting your child into the routine of going to bed early before school starts is worthwhile. Kids need at least two weeks to become accustomed to waking up early for school again. The earlier you start, the easier your school year morning routine will be.
Make plans to reduce stress
It’s important to have an overall stress-reducing plan to keep your child’s stress under control throughout the school year.
Beat the back-to-school blues
For many kids going back to school can be a challenge. New classes, new schedules and new people can bring on stress symptoms. There are several steps you can take to help your child manage back-to-school tension.