Friday, August 21, 2009
- Be sure your child is in good physical and mental health.
- Review all of the school information.
- Make a note of important school dates.
- Make copies of all your child’s health and emergency information.
- Buy school supplies early using the school’s checklist, if possible.
- Re-establish the bedtime and mealtime routines.
- Turn off the TV.
- Visit school with your child.
- Minimize clothes shopping problems by checking out the school’s dress code guidelines.
- Designate a location to keep backpacks, lunch boxes, as well as important papers.
- Prepare a simple menu for the first week to eliminate additional tension.
These tips should not only make for a smooth transition from a summer schedule to the classroom, but may also make a difference in stress levels at home. For more information, go to http://www.nasponline.org/resources/home_school/b2shandout.aspx
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