Back to School and Morning Routine Tips

It's Back-to-School Time and the Mornings Aren't Easy

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Make the Back to School Transition Easier

After a summer free from strict schedules, going back to school can be a rough transition for kids and parents. Here are a few ideas to prepare your family for the school year ahead.

Planning Ahead: Start your new routine before school starts, especially for kids that like to sleep late. You'll be in store for a rude awakening if you try to jump into a new schedule on the first day of school. Try to ease your children into the new routine at least a week or two before school starts. This also gives you a better idea of how long your morning routine will take.

School Night Prep for the Perfect Morning Routine: Anything that doesn't have to be in the morning should be done the previous night. The overall goal is to teach your children good habits for a smooth morning routine.

  • Getting dressed: Have them lay out their clothes or school uniforms in the evening; Remember to put shoes and backpacks by the door as well.
  • Lunches: If your children bring a lunch to school, make them together as a family on school nights.
  • DIY Breakfast: Set out cereals and bowls for kids to self-serve and pre-cook some hot foods to make cooking in the morning fast and easy.
  • Homework: Doing an after-dinner homework check will ensure you won't have any middle-of-the-night or morning panics based on incomplete assignments or lost books.

Hopefully, these morning routine ideas will make going back to school less stressful for you and your children.

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