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How to Get Kids Back into the School Routine

I’m sure many of you have already sent your children back to school after the holidays, but today was my son’s first day back to school. I have to say that I was pretty nervous when I picked him up. You know how routines go out-the-window when the holidays roll around and school is out. Well, we had no routine for those two weeks and it was very probable that my son would get in trouble today due our lack of routine.

Luckily, he had a great day and his first day back went just fine. That doesn’t necessarily mean we are “out of the woods” because it’s only the first day! I know that if I want his school days to go by without incident that it’s going to take work on my part. So, I did a little research looking for tips to help me get my son back into the school routine and thought I would share what I found with you.

Plan out the week. The first thing you should do is sit down and plan out the first week back to school. Write down everything that has to be done (for each member of the family) then combine all the “to-dos” on a master calendar and go over it with the family. If you can have a plan in place when the kids go back to school…and they’re familiar with it, it will help the week go more smoothly. You just have to stick to the plan. Prepare wholesome meals. If your Christmas Break was like ours, you had several family holiday gatherings to attend, which meant lots of food…and lots of “grazing.” While this is fine during the holidays, it isn’t good when the kids go back to school. When school starts back…