It’s that time of year again when the lazy days of summer come to a screeching halt and the frenzy to get your back to school supplies kicks into gear. The best way to keep your cool is to make a checklist and be organized about how you go about the myriad of tasks that await you. Here are some tips to help you keep your sanity!
5 Back To School Tips
#1 Get Medical Exams Done
Your kids should have their annual checkups and get their immunizations done before the school year starts. This clears them for sports and any registration holdups. You should contact the school to make sure that you know what they need from the doctor to go back to school. It is always a good idea to also schedule an eye exam to make sure your child does not need glasses to see the blackboard.
#2 School Bus Safety
It is important that you review safety tips with children riding the school bus for the first time before they go to school. They need to know proper behavior on the bus as well as how far away from the bus they need to be to be seen by the bus driver. Even if your children have ridden the bus for years, it is always good to remind them of proper procedures before going back to school.
#3 Anti-Bullying Education
Bullying in school has become an epidemic across the US and is a leading cause of suicide in America’s youth. Review with your children what bullying is and educate them about what to do if they witness bullying or are being bullied themselves. By explaining these dangers early on, children will be more apt to stand up for themselves.
#4 Back To School Shopping
When it comes to clothing, it is always best to add some trendy items to your children’s wardrobe as well as some of the classic looks that will never go out of style. If you are not sure, teenage sales clerks at the mall are always ready to help you create a look for your child. Make sure he or she is with you so that they can make recommendations based on body type and overall personal style. Let your children pick out their own clothes because that will make them feel more comfortable, especially if they are attending a new school.
#5 Get Up-To-Date Technology Gadgets
Make sure you know your school’s policy on cell phones and computers so that you have a device that is appropriate for your child’s age. Load beneficial apps that will keep your kids on track with their after school sports and school assignments as part of back to school organization.
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