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July 27, 2017

8 Back-To-School Tips for Parents

Source: azed.gov | Re-Post Fight For Life 7/27/2017 –

Wind down to summer vacation usually means a wind up in anxiety for many parents. The – dum dum dum – back to school whirlwind approaches. No worries, parents. We have 8 foolproof tips to ensure the transition between summer and school goes as painlessly as possible.

1. Set up a bedtime and wake-up routine in advance. If you can, try starting these new routines about two weeks in advance of the first day. By the time that first school bell rings, kids will be well rested and on the right sleep schedule.

2. Get to know the teachers. Despite the plethora of open houses, orientations, and meet-and-greet options many schools host during back-to-school, you won’t get a lot of quality one-on-one time with your kids’ teachers to get to know them. If you can pluck out a few minutes before or after school to chat one-on-one, everyone will be benefited.

3. Plan healthy lunches and snacks. By planning meals at home, you are more likely to make healthy choices for your children during the school day. Protein-rich snacks and lunches, with fruits and vegetables, and other yummy wholesome items will make sure your kids have the right brainpower and energy to tackle their school days.

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