Although you worked all summer, your kids probably had an extended vacation from school. September is back-to-school time and that means a major re-set for everyone in the house. Here’s how you’ll want to re-set things for your students:
A week before school starts with when it is time to reestablish bedtimes and wake-up times. There might be some pleading about it being the “last week before school” but re-setting those body clocks is going to take time. It is also crucial to make sure the kids are in sync with their school schedules. No more napping!
Not only are sleeping patterns in need of resetting but also eating habits. Over the summer, your kids might have gotten into the habit of “grazing” throughout the day. They might have also skipped over breakfast. It is time to get back in the habit of early morning breakfasts, lunch, after-school snack and dinner. That’s the routine that can keep their energy levels where it should be.
Re-set the Brain
The best summers for kids are when they’re spent reading. Sometimes reading falls on the back burner. That same week before where the alarms are going off is when you should get the kids reading. If there is a reading list available for the fall semester, then that is a perfect place to start. Otherwise, it should be a family trip to the library.
Every school year is a chance to start over. That can apply to making new friends, taking on new challenges and improving grades. All of those goals should be established before the school year begins. You can even get them in writing. Have goals helps kids stay focused and when those goals are accomplished, they should be celebrated.
Re-set the Closets
A lot of changes can happen over the summer, not the least of which are growth spurts. Before school starts is the perfect time to clear out closets of all those clothing items that are never gone to be worn again. Making room in the closet will also help when it comes time to pick out the outfits for a school day. Junk King Minneapolis can help with this decluttering goal. You create the piles of stuff you want to get rid of and the crew from Junk King swoops in and makes it all go away. While they’re at it, they can also remove outdated electronics, computers and anything else taking up space in your home. A back-to-school re-set should always include decluttering help from Junk King Minneapolis.