3 Weeks Before:
Inventory last year’s supplies and make a list of what can be used again.
Hit the stores to replenish Most parents shell out $100 per kid! Eek! Take a look at these super-stylish school supplies for inspiration.
Spring for a first-day outfit! Let him weigh in so he feels confident.
Make a bucket list Help your kid decide on five things to do before the bell rings. Here's advice for helping kids set (and keep) great school-year goals.
2 Weeks Before:
Get on a school schedule. Adjust his bedtime by 15 minutes every couple of days.
Learn something new. Ease back into the classroom habit with a family pottery or dance class.
1 Week Before:
Host a potluck to reconnect. Each kid brings a lunch box of treats to share.
Bury a time capsule packed with summer memories. This terrarium craft acts as both a bucket list of can't-miss activities and a summer time capsule!
Take a walk to school or the bus stop.
Set up a homework spot! Here are ten tips for creating a stress-free study space.
The Day Before:
Make up a secret handshake for drop-offs. Rituals create security in new situations.
Encourage independence. Write a list of things your kid needs to do tomorrow. We have some more ways to encourage independence for a smoother morning routine.
The Morning Of:
Wake your kid 15 minutes early for a leisurely start.
Eat breakfast, take first-day photos, and off they go!
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