Healthy Tips to go Back to School
- Get back in a routine – bedtime, and hygiene
- Making sure kids are getting to bed on time will make mornings more manageable.
- A bath before bed can calm kids as well as create a hygiene routine.
- Choosing clothes the night before means one less task in the morning
- Wellness Checkup with Pediatrician
- Some school-age children need to have vaccines at various milestones
- Have healthy, well-rounded meals
- Well-balanced meals can help your child focus more during the day.
- Making sure to eat breakfast, even in a hurry, can be key to a good day at school
- Stay Hydrated
- Find a refillable water bottle that your child likes and make it their hydration buddy.
- Limit sugary drinks
- Encourage outdoor activities in the afternoon
- Burning off excess energy outdoors in the evening can lead to better rest at night
- After being in a classroom all day, your kids will need an outlet to decompress and outdoor activities can be the perfect one.
- Calming anxiety and worries in your kids
- Some kids haven’t been in a traditional classroom in over a year. Reassuring them that they can handle it will help calm their nerves.
- Having them choose school supplies and classroom items to contribute can help ease anxieties as well.
- Setting a weekly schedule
- Writing down bus schedules, sports, clubs, and even meal times will help build your child’s confidence this school year.
- Dress for Success
- Have at least one new outfit for the first day for your child. This will help them feel more confident walking into the new year.
- Lead by example
- Calm your own nerves about your child’s first day back.
- Create your own routine and schedule
- Share with them that it’s difficult for you too but you can do it together.