Preparing for Back to School (Tips for Parents) is a compensated conversation on behalf of Angel Soft. All thoughts and experiences are my own.
Back to school time is one of my favorite times of the year. When I was teaching, I would always get excited about setting up my classroom, getting my class lists, and choosing the supplies and decorations that I would share with my students all year long. The excitement also came with a bit of stress over getting organized.
Preparing for Back to School (Tips for Parents)
Now that I’m a busy mom with two kids, I can see how easily back to school preparations could be more stressful than exciting. If there is one thing I’ve learned as a teacher and as a mom, it’s that the way I handle things definitely has an effect on the kids. So if I’m organized and prepared, I have a better chance of being calm and relaxed. And the kids are more likely to be relaxed and excited.
1. Ease Back into the Routine
Don’t wait until the first day of school to jump back into your normal school year schedule. No matter how tempting it might be to enjoy the summer schedule and the time together.
At least two weeks before the first day of school, introduce the school year bedtime and start waking up the kids who like to sleep in a bit earlier!
Also, get on a meal schedule that might be similar to the one your kids have to follow when they start school so they can get accustomed to the new schedule.
2. Get Organized
No matter what organization system works for you, get prepared before school starts. If you like to use a color coded calendar, buy it now so you’re prepared when the papers full of dates start coming home in backpacks!
If you use a daily planner and don’t have one, go buy it now! That way you won’t get behind in writing down those dates!
3. Gather Paperwork
The beginning of the school year means that the paperwork will be coming home. You can be prepared to handle it by getting your own paperwork organized.
Your child’s school might need to see things like immunization records or a birth certificate. If you’re starting at a new school, you might also need things like report cards from the year before or bills to prove residence.
Gather these things ahead of time!
4. Update the Records
If your child needs updated immunizations, don’t want until the school sends home a notice. Be proactive and get them done before school starts. With all of the changes that come with the beginning of the school year, thinking about seeing a doctor and getting vaccinated is something they don’t need on their minds.
5. Stock up for School and Home
It’s important to get all of the supplies on your school supply list so your child is prepared for school. But it’s also important to stock up on certain supplies to keep at home. Extra pencils and crayons are important for helping your kids do their homework. And during back to school, you can get great prices on extra supplies.
But don’t forget to stock up on things that will help you battle cold and flu season. Back to school has also meant new germs to me and I like to be prepared! In the classroom you can never have enough facial tissue and with two kids I feel the same way about home.
Angel Soft Facial Tissue Soft packs are a great option. It’s been a great balance of strength and softness for us. Around here it’s a more affordable option compared to some other brands so it’s great for stocking up! And because of their crush resistant and water resistant packaging, they can be thrown into a drawer or set on a bathroom counter without compromising quality. Plus, I can usually find a coupon on the Angel Soft Facebook page to save even more!