Most schools are back in session by now, and while starting a new school year can be very exciting for children and teens, it can also be anxiety-inducing. Help them (and you) calm those fears and start the school year off right; here are two very simple ways that we as parents can help in the first few weeks.
While it’s best to start settling into a back-to-school routine a few weeks before the school year begins, why not practice these habits now if you haven’t already? Helping children or teens fall into a cadence will make the transition into academic years smoother.
Set a Reasonable Bedtime
Not many children (and especially teens) want an established bedtime, but this is important. Kids need more sleep than adults, and setting a bedtime will ensure that they are well-rested for their day and ready to succeed. We know that as parents, you’re very busy, but take this opportunity to see if you can fit in some extra shut eye for yourself.
While we’re on the subject of extra sleep, are your children in need of new bedroom furniture? Maybe you finally want to get that bunkbed for the boys. With a built-in desk, this sleek twin-over-twin loft style bed doubles as the perfect study space and, best of all, it will last for many school years to come!
Or perhaps your teenager just needs her own space? Maybe she’s making the transition from middle school to high school, so why not make this difficult time memorable with this gorgeous Queen Bedroom Set?
More than just new furniture, these options will help your children sleep better and, in turn, succeed. What could be better?
Another extremely important thing to remember is making sure children eat a healthy breakfast every day. You want them to do their best in school, and this small step will go a long way! Remember that kids (young ones, particularly) want to emulate their parents. An excellent thing for them to parrot is the action of eating breakfast, so think about trying to pencil in the time to eat a quick breakfast as a family.
Perfect for sitting down for that quick meal, this Dinette set will not only allow you to have breakfast in the mornings, but reconnect as a family when you gather together again at dinner.
Don’t let the new school year get you down. Follow these quick tips, and you and your children will fall into the swing of things in no time. Now, if we could just do something about this summer heat...