Stress-Free Back-To-School Time

It’s hard to believe, but summer is almost over. Kids are starting to head back to school. You can make the adjustment easier on them-and you-by taking the following steps:

Step #1: Reintroduce routine

  • Most of us put our regular routines aside in the summer in favor of flexible bedtimes, diets, and time.
  • Instead of springing regular routine on your kids when school starts, gradually reintroduce structure to their lives several weeks before school begins.
  • Reintroduce regular mealtimes, bedtimes, and wake-up times.

Step #2: Ramp up the reading

  • While some kids love to read, others need prodding.
  • If you have a child who needs to be reminded to read, set aside 30 minutes to one hour every day in which your child hits the book.
  • Right before bedtime is a good time. This will get your child back into the habit of structured reading time.

Step #3: Be prepared

  • Being prepared can ease a child’s return-to-school anxiety.
  • Make a list of clothing, equipment, and supplies that your child will need, and purchase them before the first week of school.
  • Taking your child with you on this errand can get him or her excited about the start of the school year!

Step #4: Get necessary appointments out of the way.

  • If your child needs to go to the dentist or needs a physical, schedule them before school starts.
  • Not only will this prevent your child from missing school for appointments, it will also ensure that your child starts the year off healthy.

Step #5: Make your child an appointment for a massage therapy session.

  • Massage plays a key role in the quest for good health… at all ages.
  • Make your child an appointment with us today, and ensure that he or she starts of the school year on the right foot!
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