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7 Ways to Get the Kids Ready for Back to School

Wednesday - August 10th, 2016
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Just as soon as you’ve gotten into your summer routine, Back-to-School seems to be lurking right around the corner. Getting ready for Back-to-School can be just as stressful for parents as it is for kids. Here’s a checklist that will make getting ready a little bit easier for everyone.

Take Inventory of Your Kid’s Wardrobe

What clothes have they grown out of, and what needs to be replaced? Make a list for Back-to-School shopping to avoid the panic on Picture Day.

Check to see if your child’s school provides a Back-to-School checklist for school supplies. If not, there are general lists you can find online, so that you don’t end up without any No.2 pencils.

Review Your Emergency Plan With Your Children.

How will you get in touch with them in case of an emergency. Make sure the school has all of their updated medical information and accurate emergency contacts on file.

If your child is using a locker and a combination lock for the first time, practice going over the combination with them until they feel comfortable.

Confirm after-school pick-up times and child care arrangements. Try prepping a week’s worth of school lunches in advance.

Buy items like carrot sticks in bulk, as well as plenty of sandwich bags and/or reusable plastic ware.

Talk to your kids about any fears of concerns they have about the upcoming school year. It’s normal for kids to be nervous before the start of a new year, but knowing that you’re there to talk can help assuage their first day jitters.