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It’s the last full week of July, and you know what that means: Summer is nearly half over. It’s time to start preparing for the 2019-2020 school season. When people say that they usually mean the back to school clothes and supply shopping but I find that be the easy part. More challenging is the shift in focus from lazy days of summer to the business of schoolwork and schedules. I’m never eager for the morning rush on school days but I do look forward to the structure of schedules (for the remainder of the day at least). Here are our tried and true tips for a great school year ahead!
Early to bed, early to rise
…makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise. I can never overestimate the importance of getting enough rest. Not only for school-aged kids but their parents too.
Take it slow
This goes hand-in hand with the previous tip. If you are used to waking up on time (after a full night’s rest), there will be no need to rush. Allow yourself extra time to deal with the inevitable traffic backup so you can avoid getting into an accident yourself. This is especially true for of-age teens who are diving into driving this year.
Nourish the body
Food is fuel. When you use the good stuff your car runs best and the same rings true for our bodies. We rarely purchase the lunches at school that are laden with chemicals and bad fats. It’s a much better idea to pack your own lunch to control what goes into your kids’s bodies so that they have the proper nourishment to keep them going all day.
Write it down
If I don’t jot it down, it will get missed. Whether it’s a piano lesson, big test, doctor’s appointments. It doesn’t matter. I would not be able to get through life without tracking it all in one hand place. I know that many people like to keep a planner, but as much as I want to be that person I am all digital. Make your method work for you.
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These are great tips to help the school year run smoothly. I’ve been reading a lot lately about the importance of sleep in adults, I need to make some changes!
These are really helpful tips. I really enjoyed reading this post. My suggestion would be to stay hydrated and to create goals for each day.
School safety is such an important topic right now, and also anytime of year. My grandkids start 4K this year and I am terrified and feel like I’m repeating the same phrases over and over throughout the day.