It's only natural that children receive the lion share of attention when it comes to back to school preparations. Goodness knows there is much to consider as we ready our little ones for the long days of learning that lie ahead (and the long nights of homework, too.) There are school supplies to gather, uniforms and new shoes to purchase, anxieties to address, and so on.
But what about getting ourselves—the parents—ready for the relentless onslaught of alarm clocks, making lunches, carpools, after-school activities, and weekly take-home folders that are looming just around the bend? Tackling new routines and finding solid ground amidst the ever-moving treadmill of school activity requires physical stamina, mental toughness, and an emotional reservoir of patience and calm that most of us don't readily have at our disposal.
So what can we do to make sure we're ready? Consider these five tips for making the transition into the new school year a happy one!
Hopefully these tips will help get you through at least the first few months of the new school year. And if all else fails, just countdown the days until holiday break. It will be here before we know it!
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