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August 22, 2013

Preparing for Back to School

The end of summer signals the start of the school year. As the mother of a teenager, I know how hard it is to shift from slower summer days to hectic back-to-school days. Here are some tips to make the transition easier, especially if you have children in elementary school or who are starting a new school since they often are more dependent on you for support.Image 2 - Cover

  • Try to open up your schedule for the first few weeks of the school year. If you can postpone business trips and out-of-town meetings, do so. This will free up your time to help your child re-acclimate to school routines.
  • Plan the night before. Get lunches ready, put completed homework in backpacks, sign any permission forms, have children set out their clothing for the next day, make sure sports equipment and uniforms are ready, and so on. This can streamline frantic last minute searches.
  • Set the alarm early so you have enough time to get the day off to a good start. Make sure to allow time for morning exercise, showers, and a nourishing breakfast. Instead of rushing around and gulping food on the fly, try to get children to sit and eat. A calm morning starts the day off right.

Planning can assure a smooth morning so that you and your children start the day off right, and you have a worry-free day at work. Be positively productive at the office and at home!




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