As thoughts turn to fall and a break from the summer heat, it usually means that part of your thinking will have to do with the kids going back to school. Early preparation is key to making the smooth transition from summer break to the start of the school year, no matter whether you child is going into kindergarten or their senior year of high school. Read on to get some tips on how to make that transition as smooth and painless as possible.
Kindergarten – 5th Grade Kids
1. One of the first things that goes out the window when the school year ends is a regular sleeping schedule. It’s a good idea to get younger kids back into a regular sleeping routine about a week before school is due to return. Put an alarm clock by their bed and set it for the time they need to get up to catch the school bus. About 1 week of this should be enough to set their sleeping pattern back to normal.