Back to School…
The back-to-school season is upon us! School summer holidays now draw to a close and throughout August preparations have been underway with parents getting their children ready for the new school term in September. It can be daunting and exciting. Organisation is key, as there are many things to think of! For example, new school shoes & uniform, stationary supplies & books required plus what to pack in your child’s lunch box and the commute to school!
Here are a couple of things you could do to make this experience a little smoother and the start of school that much easier:
1. Make a to-do list
Create a list of everything you need to buy and what you need to do.
2. Start your routine early
About a week before school starts, start going to bed at a reasonable hour and wake up early. This is way better than having to start your day with 10 cups of coffee.
3. Get ready the night before
It is easy to waste a good hour in the morning whilst trying to get organised so get everything ready the day before, like making packed lunches and ironing the kid’s uniforms. This will save you a lot more time in the morning, so that you can sleep more or even have a second breakfast. #winning
4. Make sure you eat your breakfast. Seriously.
Don’t forget to feed yourself amongst the chaos of the first days back at school! It’s what will give you the energy and focus you need to make it through the day. Remember, your brain needs fuel just like your car.
5. Plan your commute to school & work
Are you driving? Biking? Or hopping on a train? Make sure that it’s all planned out, so you have at least a fighting chance of arriving on time.
Your chosen school or college may have some events planned early on in the new term so keep your diary free. Keeping old friends is important but an effort to make new ones is important as well. School social events and/or university fresher’s fairs are often a great opportunity for children and parents to meet new people. These can often be held in marquees due to the volume of people attending. You can get to know the teachers, and new class mates and how the school/university operates. Just remember to be friendly, and be yourself.