How you start the first few days of school can set the tone for the entire year. This is why you want to remove all possible “slowdown” variables. You should be practicing waking the kids up early the week before school starts. It also helps to get all the school supplies ready for that first week along with a menu plan for lunches. Nothing should be left to second-guessing. Here are some other tips to help start off the new school year right:
Re-assure Your Child
Your excitement for your kid going back to school is meant to get them excited, too. But sometimes kids are holding back their fears because they don’t want to disappoint their parents. This is when you want to make sure they understand that you’ll always be listening to any concerns or fears they might have. And you can remind them that their teachers will do the same.
Point out the Positives
A new school year is a time to reconnect with old friends. It’s a chance to make new friends. Plus, there is going to be all kinds of amazing things to learn. These are the kinds of positive things you want to point out to your kid.
Pick Out Clothes the Night Before
The night before a school day is when outfits for the next day should be picked out. This will help cut back on scrambling in the morning. It will also spare you from any last minute washing. All of that can be done the night before. The more relaxed everyone is in the morning, the better off the day will become.
Encourage Safe Transportation to School
There might come a time when you’re relying on school buses to take your kids to school. Or they might be close enough and old enough to walk on their own. In those instances, you should try to promote safe habits like texting when they get to school or walking with a friend from the neighborhood.
Remove Unwanted Clutter
As you get ready for school, it is time to go through all the closets, dressers and other storage areas. You’re looking for all the clothes, jackets, sweaters, shoes and everything else that your kid has outgrown or doesn’t want to wear any more because it isn’t “cool.” That could create a lot of stuff to get rid of and that’s when you bring in the crews from Junk King Dallas. It will only take one decluttering session with Junk King Dallas to help get your ready for back-to-school. Put them to work today.