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Back-to-School Tips for Anxious Parents

I’m not sure when your little ones head back to school, but mine go back in 10 days from today. While my oldest son and I are both ready for him to start Kindergarten, I can’t help but get a little nervous about the whole thing. I know I shouldn’t be considering my son has went to both a 3-year old program and Pre-K, but I still have those back-to-school jitters that parents get.

You know, I keep asking myself things like, “Is he going to make new friends easy?” “Will he get along well with his teacher” and other similar questions that most of us “new to school” parents have. During one of my “worry sessions” I decided to do a little research on the topic to see what I could do to help get the school year started off right to calm my nerves. Here’s what I found:

Write a letter to the teacher. I’m glad I came across this idea because it’s one that makes a lot of sense – and it never once crossed my mind! Basically, for those of us who are concerned about how the teacher and our child will “jive,” writing the teacher a letter is actually a great thing to do. In most cases, the teachers are also apprehensive about the new class of children they’ve got coming because they have to learn all about each child and their unique quirks and personalities. Therefore, when a parent takes the time to write a letter telling about their child (likes, dislikes, etc.) then it can help the teacher establish a good connection with the child pretty easily as she will have a better idea of how to communicate with the child. This also gives the parents the opportunity to tell the teacher the…

Back-to-School Tips: Keeping Kids Healthy

While my son and I are both excited about the start of school, the one thing I dread about the school year are all the germs that come along with it. When my kids are at home, I have a little better control over their environment, however, when they are out and about and around other kids that power is taken away. While it isn’t feasible for me to think that I can protect my son from coming into contact with germs, there are some things that I can do to better ensure that his body is up to the task of fighting them off. Below are some back to school tips for keeping our kids healthier this school year.

Make sure they get a good night’s sleep. There are so many benefits associated with getting a good night’s sleep, especially for children. Sleep gives children the time they need to recharge, but it also gives their bodies time to recharge too. When a child is exhausted and sleep deprived, his body isn’t going to be able to fight off unwanted germs that can cause the common cold, flu and other ailments. Sleep allows the immune system to stay strong and in good health which will aid your little one in staying healthy this school year. Pack their lunch. Last year, my husband and I decided to let our son eat the school food for breakfast and lunch. As I had a newborn at home, it was very convenient to just pay the school and allow them to feed my son. The problem was that my son didn’t particularly care for the food the school served at lunch (he liked breakfast) and, as a result, he wouldn’t eat a lot of it. He was coming home irritable and tired.

So …