The festive season has come and gone, and with it your new, post-holiday, normality returns! No late night movies, no 5-hour beach excursions and no custard for breakfast (yes we know what you did last summer ?) To make your #BackToSchool transition easier, we’ve put together a couple of tips that might make some difference to this next week’s craziness:
1. GET STICKY ABOUT SLEEP TIME
I would say a least two to three days before school starts, try get your kiddies to go to bed at a school night
time and wake them closer and closer to wake up time. This way you won’t have restless kids
the night before school who struggle to fall asleep and come home exhausted from their first
2. CONJURE UP SOME EXCITEMENT
Involve them when you’re out shopping for the new snack bag or lunch box. Ask them to choose their own (healthy) snacks for the first week back. This will help them feel a bit more in control of things and excited about their first day
back at school.
This has worked so well for my kids. The holidays are long and socially they may feel a little bit
out of depth when they arrive back at school. The best way to overcome this is to organize a get
together for a few of their mates a day or two before school starts! Even if it’s just a quick milkshake –
just so that they can catch up, reconnect and look forward to seeing their friends on that first
4. DON’T LET GO OF ALL THE HOLIDAY MAGIC
Routine is great but try to organize a few special treats during the week and schedule it into
your routine. For example, have an early dinner and go for a beach walk with an ice cream or
have a mid-week movie night – both great incentives to get home done super fast.
Have more tips of your own? Why not share them with us so we can all benefit!