Are you ready to hit the books? Because August is here and the school year is right around the corner. After long, lazy summer days, sometimes it can be hard to get the family back into the old routine, so I’ve put together some tried and true tips to help you get back on the horse. Good luck and happy learning!

Reset Your Schedule

It can be hard for parents and children to get back into the swing of things when the school year starts up. One of the best practices to make this easier is to ease into it by starting a few weeks before the start of the academic year. Slowly shift bedtime and other routines to a more regular schedule so your kids aren’t shocked when the school year kicks off.

Stock Up On Supplies

Who doesn’t love shopping for new school supplies? Be sure to get the list for your kids’ classes and hit the stores early to avoid supply shortages. Have your kids help out before you go by taking an inventory of what you already have on hand.

READ!

For some, homework after a long summer break can seem like a shock. Get your kids back in the habit of working and learning by reading a book or two before they go back to school. Discuss the book as a family and do a fun project or craft related to the book together.

Plan The First Day

Setting out an outfit will reduce resistance and arguments on the first day of school. Take it a step further by helping your kids rehearse what the first day of school will be like. This practice will help reduce unneeded stress and anxiety that can come with heading back to the classroom.

The beginning of the school year is always filled with opportunities. It’s a very exciting time, but the pressure can be too much to handle if you don’t have a smart plan to remove undue stress. I hope these tips allow you to enjoy this exciting time with your family!