Getting ready to go back to school

Any family knows that heading back to school can be a stressful time for parents and kids alike. There's so much to be organised and bought, from stationery to lunchboxes, school jumpers to new shoes. If you get yourself organised, though, there's no need for any headaches or arguments during this busy time of year. Below we've listed a few helpful tips to help you and the kids get ready for school to start again!

1. Start preparing early

Even though the younger ones might not want to think about school a few weeks before they have to start, it's worth having a chat with them to figure out if there's any essentials you should get from the shops before the back to school madness begins. Why not plan out some packed lunch ideas together with your children, to make healthy eating a fun experience that they can be a part of? Getting all their school clothes grouped together, separate from their holiday clothes, is a great idea, too, so there's not a frantic hunt for that one shirt the night before.

2. Get them back into the routine

It can be easy to slip back into bad habits during the holidays, with lots of kids going to bed late and waking up even later! Although it's important to give them a bit of a rest, you don't want there to be too much of a shock when that alarm goes off on Monday morning. A couple of weeks before school starts, gradually ease your little ones into school night bedtimes and waking up early again - that way they'll be better adjusted to have a great start for the new school term.

3. Organise their belongings

When you've spent a small fortune on new school books, stationery and clothes, the last thing you want is for your child to lose something on their first day back. In the void of lost property, they probably won't be able to find that particular ruler amongst the pile of other lost objects, or figure out which shoes belong to them. 

The best thing to do is to cut out the middle man by making sure everything is neatly labelled with their name before they go back to school. That way, any lost items can just be taken straight to your child's teacher and returned to them quickly to avoid any upset.

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