How To Get Your Kids Back Into a School Routine

by Lauren Goldblatt


Summer is coming to an end and school will be starting again soon.

So, that means it’s time to get back into the school routine.

Here are a few quick tips to help get you and your family back on track.

School Supply Shopping! Instead of picking out school items such as supplies, backpacks, and school uniforms on your own, take your child to the store with you.  Your kid will be excited to pick out his new gear, and it will help get him back into school mode.


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Carve out some extra time to read with your child.  You can start slow to ease back into it. Read with your child for 5 minutes a few nights in a row, and then add a couple more minutes on each night.  

Practice simple independence skills.  If your child is young, work on tasks that build his independence, such as being able to open his lunchbox by himself or tie his own shoes.  Mastering these tasks will boost your child’s confidence heading into the new school year.

Start cutting back on TV, iPads, and video games.  That way, once school starts, it will be easier to limit how much time your kid spends on these devices.

Start getting your kids to bed earlier.  I know this is easier said than done, especially since they’ve probably developed a habit of getting to bed later over the summer.

But, you could start small... try putting your child to bed 10-15 minutes earlier than what’s become the summer norm.  After you’ve done that for a couple days, try another 10-15 minutes earlier. Before you know it, you’ll have set a good bedtime schedule for the coming school year. 

Enjoy the rest of summer and good luck with the start of school!

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