Summer has come and gone and Back to School time is here once again! Getting back into the routine of begining a school day can be a little chaotic that first few weeks… Liz, from the iFamily Mom Squad, is here with some tips on Surviving the First Week Back to School!
TIPS TO SURVIVING THE FIRST WEEK BACK AT SCHOOL
The lazy days of summer are fading away and the mornings will now be filled with school runs, finding lost shoes and attempting to get out the door on time. Thankfully, it does not have to be as stressful as it could be.
Here are a few tips on surviving the first week back at school!
Make Ahead Dinners
One of my favorite things to do to add ease to our evening is freeze dinners ahead of time! Take time to make your families favorite meals or make extra portions in the days leading up to school. Cooking dinner will be one thing you can check off of your to do list!
Plan your child’s lunches for the week ahead and stock the fridge accordingly, eliminating any unnecessary shopping trips. Even better, have your kiddos help you with your list (with guidelines, of course). If buying lunch is an option, give them a chance to choose a “special day” to buy lunch.
Plan your outfits the night before
…even for you mom! It seems so easy, but I think we forget how this little step can make the morning routine a breeze.
Give your kiddos a to-do list in the morning!
Make a chart that will make it fun getting all tasks their completed. Getting dressed, brushing teeth, eating breakfast and gathering up their jacket, lunch and book bag!
Make a dedicated homework space so your child knows exactly where they should do their school work each day. This should be an area separate from the TV or any other distractions. Another idea is to set them up in the kitchen next to you while you are reheating your freezer dinner or making lunches for school tomorrow, because you are on top of it mom!
Start the first days of school with a positive outlook!
You could make your kiddo their favorite breakfast while talking with them about their first days of school. Take advantage of this time and ask them about what they are looking forward to about their day. Also, make sure to check in at the end of the day and ask specific questions about school. This also helps out in case you need to make any changes in their routines.
Whether your kiddo is starting a whole new school or just jumping up a grade we need to remind our kids that everything is going to be ok and we have their backs. Give them your time, attention and extra hugs this week. I hope this has given you some ideas and inspiration for starting school on the right foot. Have a great first week back to school!
From iFamily to Yours,