• Going Back-to-School

  • There is more to Back-To-School season than the groans of children who long for more summer. There is also the groans of the parents who have to take them shopping, meet their teachers, and keep a level head throughout the process. Getting the kids back to school can be a headache, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips for surviving the Back-To-School blitz!

    Only Shop for What Your Child Needs

    Back-To-School season always starts with shopping. But just because something is on sale doesn’t necessarily mean your kids need it for school. Stick to the script your child’s teachers or school send home. Some parents tend to overspend to take advantage of back-to-school sales, but the truth is that major retailers could be taking advantage of you. Follow the checklists given out by your child’s teachers and you’ll be better off.

    Meet With Teachers in Subjects Your Child Hates

    If your child doesn’t like a class, it could mean he or she is struggling with the material. During back-to-school night or parent-teacher conferences, make a point to sit down with the teachers of subjects your child doesn’t care for. Ask if there is anything you can do at home to encourage practice, but in general, let it be known that your child may have some problems engaging. The teacher should be able to take it from there.

    Easing Back Into the Routine

    One of the best ways to keep things relatively relaxed at home is by getting into the school year routine sooner rather than later. That means meals become regular, homework time becomes regular, and the alarm clock becomes regular. A solid routine can help eliminate those bumps in the road that waste time and put everyone in a bad mood.