As a mom of four, she’s been there, done that. She’s hoping what works for her family will help yours get off to a smooth start!
Back to School S.M.A.R.T. Tips
Sleep: Get into good habits- routines, no devices, reading, no sugar after a certain time. Get things ready for tomorrow!
Mornings: Plan out some healthy (and quick) breakfast ideas. For example: yogurt and granola in a cup with lid is portable for the ride to school!
AfterSchool: What’s the plan? Are they too over scheduled? Who is going where! Talk through the plan.
Routines: Get them ready for the weekly routines! A master calendar for Mom & Dad!
Time Management: Yours & Theirs. Give yourself some breathing room. Ask for help. Help others. Schedule some Be Time- time to just BE A KID!
Back to School R.E.A.L Tips
Relax: Everyone is going through the same things. Everyone is nervous, anxious, stressed, etc. Breathe. It will happen. You will survive.
Embrace: Time is fleeting. Enjoy the milestones. The moments. Take the pictures. Enjoy it. It will be over in a blink.
Attitude: Need a break. Take one! Get that attitude in check. Need help? Ask! For you and them! Smile more!! Late? Go get breakfast with the kids.
Laugh: In the end, it’s a comedy routine. It’s funny. Laugh with your friends who probably have a funnier story about putting chili powder on toast because they were so tired instead of cinnamon. Laugh. Because this is life. This is parenting. This is back to school.