Dear Parents,
I know it’s just the beginning of August, but if you are like me, you are starting to think about your child’s transition “back to school,” which could mean stepping up to a new classroom or stepping in to a brand-new school. For me, I have a son starting high school (when did that happen?) and wonder what I can do to support him as a freshman. What I know for sure is that managing my own stress about the change is as important as the top recommendation from experts of setting his sleep schedule back to “school time” two weeks before the first day of school (which we have done for years and it really does help!) Another thing that we have is an old fashion monthly calendar in the kitchen that shows everyone’s activities and commitments. The end of August and all of September is already filled with band camp, soccer tryouts, practices, and games, board meetings, weddings, and various appointments. But it’s great because as a family, we have a clear visual of what is ahead.

For more ideas worth considering as you prep for the back to school season, go to the Teach Hub website for their Top 10 Tips. http://www.teachhub.com/how-parents-can-prepare-back-school-time

And if you want even more, go to Care.com where they have published their 101 Back to School Tips for kids and parents.
https://www.care.com/c/stories/3192/101-back-to-school-tips-for-kids-and-parents/

All the best,
Teri Ann

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