Pick Your No’s

Girl drawing back to schoolEase into the school-year schedule. Getting back into the school routine can be a challenge for the whole family. To mak the adjustment easier, start early!

Move bedtime back to an earlier time.

Put a positive spin on going back to school. Talk about the fun things your child will learn, the old friends he’ll see and the new friends he’ll make.

If your child is anxious about starting the next grade, reassure her that other children have these feelings, too.

Don’t make plans for big trips right before the start of school.

Establish school-day schedules for homework, TV, baths and bedtime.

Arrange play dates with friends from school to re-establish connections that may have been dropped for the summer.

Happy Back to School!

Submitted by Rogers County Health Department, via greatschools.org

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