It’s not only kids who feel a bit queasy at the start of a new year, here are some great tips to beat back-to-school blues for young and old.
Back-to-school blues affects most kids in some way, shape or form coming off of summer break.
But you as a parent can help your child maneuver this right of passage with these super tips:
1. Take a Positive Approach
Believe it or not, school doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. rather help your child begin the new year positively.
It all starts with setting your child up for success. In this article that I wrote on Getting Your Child Ready for the First Day of School, you’ll find helpful tips you can use to help bring down the fear and ease the pain of starting a new school or going to school for the very first time.
2. Supply Your Child with the Right Tools
Another way to still anxiety is to take care of the is to successfully start the year off by supplying your child with the necessary items needed to further their education.
Many schools provide supply lists for you to work off of. But I have also found that keeping additional classroom items on hand for the year ahead, is also a winning plus.
This is especially true with consumables like pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, etc.
By the way, school doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Check out my handy money-saving article: 7 Savvy Tips to Save Big on Back-to-School Supplies.
3. Backpack full of Fun
It doesn’t hurt either, to slip in a few “fun” supplies, as well. My personal favorite is a robot memory stick. Really!
Check out my article on Cool at School: Super Fun School Supplies for Kids. You will get a kick out of my finds for this year’s class.
4. Food for the Soul and Tummy
Finally, who says lunch has to be filled with fat and lots of carbohydrates? It’s easy to take back your child’s lunch options with delicious nutritious meals.
Start with what to pack your child’s lunch in. Will you be sending hot or cold lunch? My suggestion is not to skimp but to be a savvy consumer–especially when it comes to your child’s health.
Here are some super suggestions on Kid-Friendly Lunch Boxes and Bags.
And, speaking of lunches, discover a few new Cold Lunch Recipes for Kids to include in your child’s lunchbox.
Finally, don’t forget to include a handwritten note along with your child’s lunch. It can be an inspiring quote, a riddle, or just words of encouragement.
For more helpful ideas for back-to-school, be sure to check out Wisconsin Homemaker’s Family Life Section.